Jessica Dean is co-anchor with Ukee Washington of CBS 3’s Eyewitness News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. and Eyewitness News at 10 p.m. on The CW Philly 57. Dean also anchors The Digital Brief, the daily news update on CBSPhilly.com
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Dean came to Philadelphia in September, 2013 from KARK-TV, the NBC affiliate in Little Rock, Arkansas where she had been the evening news anchor since 2011.
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.
Since making her home in Philadelphia, Dean has immersed herself in the city’s culture and causes. In March, 2014, she was named the first ever Honorary Ambassador for the Pennsylvania Ballet’s School working with the company to introduce dance experience to schoolchildren in the inner city. Dean has also dedicated her free time to CBS 3’s community outreach efforts including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.
A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Dean began her career as a reporter in 2006 at KNWA/KFTA in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She also worked as a reporter, anchor and co-host at KATV in 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. While at USC, she interned at Dateline NBC.
Dean and her husband, Blake, a business and communications strategist, reside in Philadelphia with their Lab mix, Finn.
CBS 3 Eyewitness News had a chance to talk with the filmmakers and their professors about the honor.
At the Vatican, a delegation of Philadelphia leaders was greeted by Pope Francis himself
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CBS 3 spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams.
CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Doug Oliver.
CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Jim Kenney.
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