Jessica Dean

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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.  Jessica also anchors The Digital Brief, the daily news update on CBSPhilly.com

Jessica 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.

At CBS 3, Jessica has made her mark by anchoring live from some of the region’s most significant events in decades such as the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families She also anchored live from Cleveland during the 2016 Republican National Convention and conducted numerous one-on-one interviews with top candidates during the 2016 political season.

In April, 2017, the always versatile anchor was even tapped to guest co-host on the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CBS talk show, THE TALK, joining hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood.

Since joining Channel 3, Jessica has also dedicated her free time to CBS 3’s community outreach efforts and causes including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jessica 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.

Jessica is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Southern California at Los Angeles where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

 Jessica and her husband, Blake, a business and communications strategist, reside in Philadelphia with their Lab mix, Finn.

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

3 Cheers: Hero Neighbors Help Save Lives During West Chester Inferno

As heavy flames ravaged a West Chester senior living community on Thursday night neighbors didn’t think twice before jumping in to help.

11/17/2017

Leroy Boxdale

3 Cheers: Leroy Boxdale Embodies Selfless Sacrifice Of Military Personnel

Receiving the Camden County military service medal on Wednesday meant a lot to specialist Leroy Boxdale.

11/10/2017

Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

Exclusive Access Inside The Gates Of The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant

The towers are visible for miles, but for the first time ever CBS3 is granted access inside the gates of the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant.

11/08/2017

3 Cheers: Seven Philly Officers Hailed As Heroes For Saving Residents From Burning Home

Seven Philadelphia Police officers are being hailed as heroes after rushing into a burning home to save the people inside.

11/03/2017

Dutch Destroyer

3 Cheers: Rebecca Burmeff Spreads Fighting Spirit Of Her Late Son ‘Dutch Destroyer’

Thanks to a special friendship with Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, and prime seating at Monday’s game, Lukas’ story was broadcast to the world.

10/27/2017

3 Cheers: For The Thousands Who Were Brave Enough To Say ‘#MeToo’

It’s a sobering reminder of just how pervasive sexual harassment and assault is in our society.

10/20/2017

3 Cheers: M. Night Shyamalan Has Never Forgotten His Philly Roots

M. Night Shyamalan has brought Philadelphia along for the entire journey.

10/13/2017

Eagles’ Jake Elliot Found Football By Chance

It was the game-winning, record-setting kick celebrated, dissected and replayed by Eagles fans far and wide.

09/29/2017

Brotherly Love: CHOP DROP, A Gift From Grateful Girls

This summer, CHOP DROP is back at it and it’s officially a nonprofit.

07/26/2017

Local Couple Find Inspiration As Child Battles Cancer

For David, it took some time before he could process it all but his uncertainty quickly turned to unrelenting resolve.

06/06/2017

How Smart Is Your Dog? There’s A Test For That

Ever wonder how smart your dog really is?

05/22/2017

Felicia Johnson race for the cure

Woman Inspiring Others After Surviving Metastatic Breast Cancer

Fourteen years after Felicia Johnson’s original diagnosis she is not cured, but there is no evidence of disease in her body.

05/10/2017

Brotherly Love: Clinic Volunteers Treat Patients Free In Chester County

For almost 20 years, a medical clinic in Chester County has been spreading brotherly love treating thousands of patients. They do it with hundreds of medical professionals whose only pay is patients’ gratitude.

03/22/2017

Prohibition Exhibit Returns To Constitution Center

Prohibition is back.

03/02/2017

Tastykake Unwrapped: The Science & Secrets Behind Those Delicious Treats

CBS’s Jessica Dean gets suited up, hairnet and all, for special access to the Tastykake bakery in South Philadelphia.

03/01/2017

Students Across Philadelphia Region Compete In Southeastern Pa. Science Olympiad

Creative students got a unique opportunity to test their inventions Wednesday in Aston, Delaware County.

03/01/2017

Many Travel From Delaware Valley For Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Many have traveled to the nation’s capital for the inauguration, including people from the Delaware Valley.

01/20/2017

Cardiologists: There Is A ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

“Chronic long-term stress can lead to chronic disease progression,” says Dr. Vincent M. Figueredo.

12/29/2016

Brotherly Love: Rebuilding Computers To Build Bridges

In Montgomery County, a team of volunteers gathers every Wednesday to bring old computers back to life.

12/28/2016

Former ‘QVC Queen’ Lisa Robertson Opens Up About What She’s Learned On Her New Journey

CBS 3’s Jessica Dean goes one-on-one with Lisa Robertson.

11/18/2016

Rittenhouse Square Good Samaritan, Shot 5 Times, Says He’s No Hero

There was no other option for Torago Flint on the night of Tuesday, October 18.

10/28/2016

VP Nominee Tim Kaine On Donald Trump: ‘It’s Like He Thinks We’re Gullible’

Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, rallied with supporters on Tuesday in Lancaster.

08/31/2016

Brotherly Love: Theatre Company Hopes To Help Non-Profits

A new theater company is offering more than a night of musical entertainment. Every ticket sold has a bigger purpose.

08/17/2016

60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl Discusses Her New Book In Visit To Philadelphia

60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl was in Philadelphia to talk about her new book, “Becoming Grandma.”

05/17/2016

Program Gives Special Needs Children A Trip To Disney World

A group of special needs children got the chance to go on a day-long excursion to Disney World.

CBS 3–05/03/2016

Brotherly Love: KnitKnights Stitch For Charity In Montco

Meet the KnitKnights, armed with needles and yarn, coming to the rescue of everyone from babies to grownups.

03/30/2016

Mother-Daughter Duo Make History On The Camden County Police Force

Camden has its own set of Blue Bloods — the only mother and daughter at the Camden County Police Department.

02/26/2016

Too Much Homework Triggers A Mother To Begin Homeschooling

One mother felt like her kids were getting too much homework, so she’s homeschooling them.

CBS 3–02/24/2016

Owners Take The Dance Floor With Their Dogs

There are some dog owners that go beyond just playing with their pups. How about dancing with them?

02/12/2016

Still Swinging: Local Woman Turning 100 Reveals Her Secret To Long, Happy Life

Bobbie Rose is still swinging at 99. “I’ve always been young in spirit,” she said, and believes age is just a number.

01/20/2016

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