Jessica Morkert was extremely pleased to join the KOIN Local 6 team in February 2007. With family ties in the Pacific Northwest, Jessica’s enthusiastic about a beautiful region of the country.
Growing up in the desert heat of Phoenix, Jessica spent summer vacations in the lush and scenic countryside of the Pacific Northwest. Although the rainy season may be intense, the green and picturesque summers are why it’s worth it. She looks forward to reporting on the wide array of issues that Oregonians care about most.
Jessica has had the pleasure of reporting on the tornados, politics, crime and immigration issues in the mid-south state of Arkansas. Before her tenure in the natural state, she was an anchor in the small desert town of Yuma, Ariz.
Jessica graduated from Arizona State University receiving a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and a B.A. in French from the Liberal Arts College. After spending a semester in Northern France, Jessica continues to cultivate her French-speaking skills. She also really enjoys French cuisine and wines, but understands Oregon wines may rival her previous experiences.
In her spare time, Jessica enjoys exercising, listening to good music and occasionally singing. She also plans to take piano lessons again, a childhood skill she’s neglected for some time. She is truly happy to have had the opportunity to live and work in such a wonderful state.