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Jessica Dean

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

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.

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

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Final Flight for US Airways Before American Merger

US Airways, born in 1939, is flying into the sunset. Its final flight took off Friday morning from Philadelphia International Airport. It’s taking a trip across the country and returning under a new corporate name.


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Local Woman Creates Girls Auto Clinic In Philadelphia

She got the idea for Girls Auto Clinic when she was working as an engineer.


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Step Into Celebrity History At Philly’s Shoe Museum

Now for a place every shoe lover should see: the secret “shoe museum.” This fashionable find is right here in Philadelphia.


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Two Films From Villanova University Students Selected As 2015 Student Academy Award Finalists

CBS 3 Eyewitness News had a chance to talk with the filmmakers and their professors about the honor.


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Pope Francis Surprises Delegation Of Philadelphia’s Leaders With Personal Welcome

At the Vatican, a delegation of Philadelphia leaders was greeted by Pope Francis himself


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Alex Scott Phone Bank Raises Nearly $3 Million For Pediatric Cancer Research

It was a day of big cheers, big names, and big checks behind the scenes of A Stand for Hope, the CBS 3 telethon to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand.


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CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Anthony Hardy Williams

CBS 3 spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams.


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CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver

CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Doug Oliver.


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CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney

CBS 3 Eyewitness News spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Jim Kenney.


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Six-Year-Old Girl’s 911 Call Likely Saves Grandfather’s Life In South Jersey

She may only be six-years-old, but one little girl in Vineland, New Jersey is already a hero.


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#CrackingTheCase: NJ State Police Get Help On Social Media

New Jersey State Police wants villains to go viral. Using Twitter and Facebook, the department has created a CSI of social media with more than 120,000 followers.


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Jessica Dean Goes To The Frozen Zone

CBS 3 Anchor Jessica Dean took the plunge to report on why some people love heading into the “frozen zone.”


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CBS 3 Investigates The Hidden Epidemic Of Storefront Crashes

We’ve all seen surveillance videos of out-of-control cars going right into stores hitting customers and employees, even killing them. You might think storefront crashes are flukes. But some experts say, they’re not. They’re happening every day at an alarming rate.


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Brotherly Love: A Mural Remembering Dr. King

With pep in their steps, Girard College’s Lower School Choir kicked off the day with their take on a classic civil rights song.


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Surviving Fire: Close The Door, Say Experts

When you’re asleep, you’re most vulnerable to a fire in your home. Most fatal fires start in the middle of the night.



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