Jessica graduated from the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications with a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and minor in business administration and accounting from the Warrington College of Business. A South Florida native, she began her career in television news as a reporter for The CW South Florida. She traded the east coast for the west coast of Florida, where she spent years reporting and anchoring on WINK News This Morning, covering several natural disasters and high-profile national stories on CNN and Inside Edition.

Describe yourself in a word. Outgoing.

Favorite playlist? My music taste is all over the place. My go-to playlist is a combination of pop, country, rock and my singer/songwriter little brother’s music. 

Fun fact? I have twin Chihuahuas named Belle and Beast, who are like my children, and a three-legged miniature schnauzer named Flash, who I call my “puppy brother.” He’s a cancer survivor, which is why he has three legs. We rescued him from being homeless after Hurricane Katrina.