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.
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Small, but powerful gestures allowed for a real conversation–no yelling, no hyperbole–just thoughts and ideas.
A group of eight local teachers joined our Jessica Dean for a long conversation about what can be done to protect schools.
A piece of Philadelphia was returned to its rightful place at what happened to be just the right time.
For elementary school students, only a few hours of reading a week can make a big difference in test scores, so volunteers are stopping by after school to coach some new readers.
The story of the underdog is as Philadelphian as it gets.
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Jon Bon Jovi’s passion carried over to helping those in need, especially here in Philadelphia and his native New Jersey.
Liberty USO is one of our partners in our Joy of Sharing Toy Fest.
Before enlisting, Guillen trained for three years to be a nurse.
During the most trying times of the holiday season, he just woke up that morning and decided to make some wishes come true.
ViaGen has been cloning livestock for more than 15 years. Then two years ago, they starting cloning pets.
As heavy flames ravaged a West Chester senior living community on Thursday night neighbors didn’t think twice before jumping in to help.
Receiving the Camden County military service medal on Wednesday meant a lot to specialist Leroy Boxdale.
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.
Seven Philadelphia Police officers are being hailed as heroes after rushing into a burning home to save the people inside.
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.
It’s a sobering reminder of just how pervasive sexual harassment and assault is in our society.
M. Night Shyamalan has brought Philadelphia along for the entire journey.
It was the game-winning, record-setting kick celebrated, dissected and replayed by Eagles fans far and wide.
This summer, CHOP DROP is back at it and it’s officially a nonprofit.