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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some unemployed Tennesseans are contacting the WMC Action News 5 Investigators saying other people are getting their unemployment money because their account information was changed without their knowledge.
“Scammers play on that desperation,” said Daniel Irwin, who does research and investigations for the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. “They play on the need for money, they play on the need for assistance.”
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