May 8, 2013 3:45 PM
Jessica Holley joined the KRIS 6 News Team in December of 2012. She calls herself a Texas native growing up in Plano, even though she was born in California. She is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism (M-I-Z!) and is known to wear black and gold on game days year round.
Jessica decided at the young age of nine she wanted to be a journalist after she was interviewed by her hometown ABC affiliate about her house fire. It was at that moment the spark and desire to tell and share others' stories began.
At Mizzou, she worked at the student run NBC affiliate, KOMU, doing everything it all from anchoring to even running the live truck. As the tech world and news world continue to merge, Jessica wanted to keep up. In Missouri she wrote and produced stories for an internet start-up company that analyzed breaking news coverage. Newsy.com made its name in the mobile news industry, and most viewers watched her stories from their smart phone or tablet.
Jessica landed her first job in Wichita Falls, in northwest Texas, at KFDX. She reported on a wide range of stories, but one of her biggest stories was hearing a man confess to murdering his two young children while in jail pending trial. While in Wichita Falls she also covered many large wildfires including the one at Possum Kingdom Lake scorching 125,000 acres and destroying hundreds of homes.
Don't be surprised if you see her around town with a camera and tripod in tow - Jessica is a multi-media journalist, which means she shoots, edits and writes her own video and content.
Her favorite part of being a reporter is having the privilege to tell real people's stories. While she has fun with her job, she holds herself to the highest standards of accuracy and maintaining credibility.
Jessica is always looking for ideas in Corpus Christi and around the Coastal Bend, so don't be a stranger! Send her an email: email@example.com or find her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessica.holley.KRIS6news