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.

SummerFest: Camden’s Summertime Activities

Camden residents get out and about to see the city’s summertime spirit.

CBS 3–08/03/2018

Facebook Post Prompts Pittsburgh Woman To Donate Kidney To South Jersey Man

3 Cheers: Woman’s Remarkable Act Of Kindness Can Be A Reminder To All Of Us

We all have the ability to be the answer to someone’s greatest call for help.

CBS 3–07/27/2018

SummerFest: All Around Ardmore

If you drive around Ardmore, you’ll find yourself in two different townships in two counties.

CBS 3–07/27/2018

3 Cheers: Good Samaritans Terry Phillips, Ronald Burgess Rescue Children From Fire

In Northeast Philadelphia, two good Samaritans jumped into action to save two children trapped inside a burning building this week.

CBS 3–07/20/2018

3 Cheers: Thai Cave Rescuers Refused To Give In To What Seemed Like An Impossible Situation

The world watched breathlessly as the international team of experts worked to free the young soccer players and their coach.

CBS 3–07/14/2018

3 Cheers: Jahelys Adorno & Stefan Quinones Are Doing The Right Things

Allentown’s “Catch A Kid Doing Something Right” initiative, which designed to highlights kids doing good.

CBS 3–07/07/2018

SummerFest: ‘Catch A Kid Doing Something Right’ Program In Allentown

Allentown has a program to recognize young people who are making a difference in their communities.

CBS 3–07/06/2018

SummerFest: Welcome To Allentown

Allentown is about 90 minutes away from Philadelphia and it is located in the eastern part of Pennsylvania in Lehigh County.

CBS 3–07/06/2018

SummerFest: Atlantic City’s Changing Landscape

“It’s a changed Atlantic City, and with change comes new things,” said Joe Kelly of the Greater Atlantic City Chamber.

CBS 3–06/29/2018

3 Cheers: Atlantic City Is Seeing A Rebirth

This resort town is currently undergoing a renaissance–not only new casinos but new stores, a new apartment building.


3 Cheers: Alexa Martir-Rodriguez Overcomes Hurricane, Receives High School Diploma

Puerto Rico-native Alexa Martir-Rodriguez personified perseverance long before she received her high school diploma at Vineland High School.

CBS 3–06/22/2018

3 Cheers: Ernel Martinez Celebrates Life Of Philadelphia Legend Ed Bradley With Mural

Saturday marks the public dedication of the mural celebrating the life of late CBS News journalist and Philadelphia native Ed Bradley.

CBS 3–06/15/2018

3 Cheers: New Jersey Trooper And Retired Cop Who Delivered Him 27 Years Ago Reunite During Traffic Stop

When New Jersey State Trooper Michael Patterson pulled over retired police officer Michael Bailly for a minor infraction, he had no idea a circle was about to be completed.

CBS 3–06/09/2018

SummerFest: The History Behind Historic Smithville

The small building, built in 1787, was sitting vacant when Ethel and Fred Noyes found it in 1949.



SummerFest: Sites Of Medford And Beyond

Downtown Medford takes pride in its historical buildings and small independent restaurants and shops.

CBS 3–06/01/2018

3 Cheers: ‘Spider-Man’ Mamoudou Gassama Climbs To Heroic Heights

A video out of France caught everyone’s attention as a real life Spider-Man came to a child’s rescue.

CBS 3–06/01/2018

SummerFest: A Philadelphia Summer

Sure, we’re a city full of history, but there’s nothing stuffy about Philadelphia in the summer, and it couldn’t come soon enough.

CBS 3–05/25/2018

3 Cheers: Officer Jesse Hartnett Demonstrates Bravery Under Fire

The video of Edward Archer approaching Officer Jesse Hartnett’s police cruiser and firing multiple rounds directly into the car remains hard to watch.

CBS 3–05/18/2018

3 Cheers: Master Inventor, Trailblazer Dr. Sandra Johnson

Meet the woman who refuses to let obstacles keep her from aiming high and reaching new heights in her field.

CBS 3–05/04/2018

Many High-Profile Supporters Spoke On Meek Mill’s Behalf

Many of the rapper’s most high profile supporters visited him in prison and spoke out on his behalf.


Tammie Jo Shults

Tammie Jo Shults: The Courageous Southwest Pilot Who Prevented An Even Bigger Tragedy

Some close to Tammie Jo Shults have called her the best pilot they’ve ever known.


3 Cheers: Spring’s Triumphant Return To The Region

It’s been a long winter and residents were ready to finally ditch their coats.

CBS 3–04/13/2018

Daughter Helping To Find Cure After Mother Beats Breast Cancer

Every Mother’s Day, thousands of families and friends come together for the annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure.


Steady And Humble, Villanova Coach Jay Wright Has Been A Role Model For So Many

We’ve come to expect excellence from this basketball program and one big reason why is the man at the top.


Philly Music Legend Kenny Gamble Reflects On MLK’s Legacy

Doctor Martin Luther King’s message can still be found in many places today, including music.


Leslie Odom Jr.

3 Cheers: ‘Hamilton’ Star, Philly-Native Leslie Odom Jr. Turns Failure Into Triumph

The Philadelphia-native came back to his hometown to talk with students about his new book “Failing Up: How To Take Risks, Aim Higher, And Never Stop Learning.”


3 Cheers: The Fairy Godmother Of Cinderella Team Loyola University Chicago Ramblers

Every Cinderella needs fairy godmother and the Ramblers’s chaplain and unlikely breakout star, Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt has been that.


Asher's Ronald McDonald House Story: More Than Just A Place To Stay

Asher’s Ronald McDonald House Story: More Than Just A Place To Stay

‘The Ronald McDonald House is more than just a place to stay It’s a home away from home.’ 

CBS 3–03/22/2018

Helen Brown

3 Cheers: Bucks Co. Cancer Survivor Shares Message Of Gratitude In Midst Of Snowstorm

A Bucks County women was full of joy for a snow day that turned out to be quite a milestone for her. In the midst of the storm, she reminded us all the importance of gratitude and perspective.


3 Cheers: Local Teachers Provide Insight Into School Safety In Wake Of Shootings

Small, but powerful gestures allowed for a real conversation–no yelling, no hyperbole–just thoughts and ideas.

CBS 3–03/02/2018

Local Teachers Have School Safety Conversation With Jessica Dean

A group of eight local teachers joined our Jessica Dean for a long conversation about what can be done to protect schools.


Love statue philadelphia

3 Cheers: ‘LOVE’ Is Back In Philadelphia Where It Belongs

A piece of Philadelphia was returned to its rightful place at what happened to be just the right time.


Brotherly Love: Philly Reading Coaches

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.


3 Cheers: Philadelphia’s Embrace Of Underdog Spirit Is Nothing New

The story of the underdog is as Philadelphian as it gets.


3 Cheers: Philadelphia Water Department Just Keeps Going Amid Harsh Weather Conditions

Surrounded by snow and ice, cold air stinging their faces, Philadelphia Water Department crews just kept going.

CBS 3–01/05/2018

3 Cheers: Hall Of Fame Inductee Jon Bon Jovi Never Forgot His Roots

Jon Bon Jovi’s passion carried over to helping those in need, especially here in Philadelphia and his native New Jersey.


Brotherly Love: CBS3 Joy of Sharing Toy Fest Helps Military Families

Liberty USO is one of our partners in our Joy of Sharing Toy Fest.


Yvette Guillen

3 Cheers: Military Member Proves It’s Never Too Late To Make A Change

Before enlisting, Guillen trained for three years to be a nurse.


3 Cheers: Dad Spreads Holiday Joy By Opening Up Wallet For Strangers

During the most trying times of the holiday season, he just woke up that morning and decided to make some wishes come true.


You Can Really Clone Your Pet, But It Will Cost You

ViaGen has been cloning livestock for more than 15 years. Then two years ago, they starting cloning pets.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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


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.


Brotherly Love: CHOP DROP, A Gift From Grateful Girls

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