Jessica Wheeler joined Newschannel 3 in October of 2009.
She came here from our sister station in Lansing, WLAJ, where she spent a year and a half as the weeknight news anchor.
Jessica currently volunteers coaching and judging speech tournaments around west Michigan for the Michigan Interscholastic Forensic Association. Forensics inspired her news career and she enjoys giving back.
Prior to moving to Michigan, Jessica was a weekend news anchor, weather forecaster and reporter in Peoria, Illinois. While in Central Illinois, Jessica helped to bring awareness to a high number of teen driving deaths in the area by producing a series of public service announcements with the help of those who lost loves ones. The campaign earned Jessica an Illinois Broadcasters Association award for community service along with other public service awards.
Jessica also spent two years in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as a morning and noon anchor and weather forecaster. And a year working behind the scenes at WGN-TV in Chicago.
Jessica grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago and is happy to be around the lake with her family and friends.
She and her husband have two children.
Contact Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org.