Jessica comes to WMC from Nashville where she was an investigative and general assignment reporter. Jessica is a native of Metro-Detroit and attended New York University before working behind-the-scenes at NY1 in Manhattan. She then began her migration South working in Charlottesville, Richmond, Atlanta and Nashville.
Jessica has a particular interest in telling stories about government corruption and waste, criminal justice and issues facing children. Her reporting has uncovered fatal errors within the Nashville 911 center and government corruption in Atlanta. She investigated a program that claimed to treat sex offenders in Virginia for which she received an AP award.
Jessica lives in Midtown with her husband and two dogs.
If you would like an issue investigated, email Jessica at email@example.com.
Public tracking tools are now available in Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee that show the number of COVID-19 cases by school or school district. But what do the numbers mean for your child’s safety?
With more than 95,000 Shelby County students attending classes at home this school year, parents are forced to answer who will watch their children kids while they work, and is that child care affordable?
Public schools have reduced the number of days children are in an actual classroom or canceled in-person classes completely. Meanwhile, many area private schools plan to bring students on campus five days a week, and many of those schools have seen a higher number of applications this semester.
The Shelby County School District’s decision to hold all classes online this semester is forcing families to make big adjustments, especially for the thousands of children who are in special education classes.
While thousands of Shelby County residents are facing eviction right now, more renters could be forced from their homes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers say the influx could push Memphis into its next housing crisis.
Activists and community members continue to call for changes to policing across the country, including more de-escalation training for officers. Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings told the WMC Action News 5 Investigators that there is room for improvement.