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Jessica Dean Joins Chris May As Co-anchor Following Emmy Telecast

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Her official start date isn’t until Monday, September 23rd, but Jessica Dean will arrive at the anchor desk a day ahead of schedule to join CBS 3/ CW Philly co-anchor Chris May on one of the biggest nights of television following the telecast of the 65TH PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, Sunday, September 22nd, 8 to 11 p.m. on CBS 3.

May and Dean will anchor Sunday’s edition of Eyewitness News at 11 that evening along with Meteorologist Kathy Orr and Sports Director Beasley Reece.

CBSPhilly.com/Emmys will be the destination of choice now throughout Emmy night for ultimate TV fans, providing the latest Emmy news; photo galleries of nominees; a review of 65 years of greatest Emmy moments; a ballot to play along, and a live Twitter feed to track Emmy chat Sunday night. Chris May and Jessica Dean will be posting their own Emmy guesses pre-telecast Sunday night.

Beginning Monday, 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. A native of Little Rock, Dean is a 2006 Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

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