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.
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.
Beaches and vacation rentals are now open in Georgia, Alabama and eight counties in Florida, just in time for Memorial Day. However, one local family says they wished they knew the cancellation policies for the vacation rental they booked for Memorial Day weekend.
Shelby County officials said Wednesday that there is a flattening the curve even as the number of COVID-19 cases grows. However, health officials are watching another number to help determine if or when we’ll enter Phase 2 of Shelby County’s Back-to-Business Plan.