PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Jessica Dean will join CBS 3/ CW Philly anchor Chris May as co-anchor of the stations’ weekday evening newscasts this September, Vice President and News Director Susan Schiller has announced. Dean will co-anchor with May on Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on CBS 3 and on The CW Philly’s 10 p.m. newscast.
Dean comes to Philadelphia from KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas where she has been the evening news anchor since 2011. She joined the station in 2010 as weekend anchor after three years as a reporter, anchor and co-host at KATV there. She began her career as a reporter in 2006 at KNWA/KFTA in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
“We are excited to welcome Jessica to our news team,” Schiller says. “Her personal connection with both her viewers and her stories is a perfect fit for the legacy of Eyewitness News and the stations’ commitment to the community. I know she, along with Chris, will lead our exceptional team of journalists to a new level of excellence.”
Dean is a 2006 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor or Arts degree in broadcast journalism. While at USC, she interned at Dateline NBC.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.