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Jessica Dean

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Jessica Dean is co-anchor with Chris May of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. She and May also co-anchor Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly 57.

Dean came to Philadelphia in September, 2013 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.

Dean’s award-winning work has been distinctive in its use of social media to include interactive segments in her broadcasts. She has also earned kudos for her in-depth reports including an investigative series she aired on homelessness for which she spent a night on the streets for a first-person perspective.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, 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. While at USC, she interned at Dateline NBC.

Dean and her husband, Blake, a business and communications strategist, reside in Philadelphia.

Connect with Jessica Dean on Twitter: @JessicaDeanCBS3; and on Facebook: Jessica Dean.

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Brotherly Love: A College Experience For Intellectually Disabled Adults

A college experience might seem out of reach for adults with intellectual disabilities. But thanks to a program at Temple University, some of those people are finding themselves on campus and in class.

03/11/2014

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‘Elementary’ Star Jonny Lee Miller Works To Raise Awareness About Sanfilippo Syndrome

One local family is cheering him on from their Delaware home.

02/27/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Autumn Pasquale’s Father Files Suit Against Parents Of Her Murderer

One year after his daughter’s murder, a New Jersey father is suing her killer’s parents to hold them responsible.

12/02/2013

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A Race to Have The Wedding They Never Had

Family and friends are raising money to give a Reading couple the wedding reception they never had. They plan to hold it next weekend because time is of the essence.

11/21/2013

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2 Races End In Unofficial Ties In Abington Township

After months of campaigning, the end result could come down to something as trivial as a coin toss or roll of the dice.

11/06/2013

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EXCLUSIVE: Eyewitness News Speaks With NJ First Lady Mary Pat Christie About Sandy Relief Fund

In an Eyewitness News Exclusive, CBS’3 Jessica Dean spoke with her about the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund and how you can help.

10/22/2013

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Brotherly Love: Soothing A Soldier’s Hands

That was the beginning of what Trish calls A Soldier’s Hands. She and an army of volunteers wrap donated hand creams, lip balms, candy. Everything goes in a colorful bag and is tied with a bow. Every gift also comes with a letter. She gets hundreds written by school children.

10/08/2013

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Eyewitness News Anchor Jessica Dean Predicts Emmy Award Winners

CBS 3 Eyewitness News Anchor Jessica Dean has made her picks for this evening’s 65th Emmy Awards on CBS.

09/22/2013