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

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.

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Prohibition is back.


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