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.

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.


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

Ever wonder how smart your dog really is?


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.


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.


Prohibition Exhibit Returns To Constitution Center

Prohibition is back.


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.


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.


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.


Cardiologists: There Is A ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

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


Brotherly Love: Rebuilding Computers To Build Bridges

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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?


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.


Brotherly Love: Retiree Buys Dozens of Toys for Salvation Army

This December, CBS3 is asking for your help to make the holidays happy for thousands of children. We call it the Joy of Sharing Toy Fest. Even a single toy helps. We talked to a retiree who gives way more than one.


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.


Local Woman Creates Girls Auto Clinic In Philadelphia

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


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.


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.


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


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.


CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Anthony Hardy Williams

CBS 3 spoke with Philadelphia mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams.


CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver

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


CBS 3 Speaks With Phila. Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney

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


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.


#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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


Women Vs. Women At Work

We hear a lot about how women don’t always get the same opportunities as men to advance professionally. They call it the glass ceiling. But it’s not just men in the way, researchers say. Sometimes it’s women.


The Dangers Of Digital Stalking

One in six American women and one in 19 men have experienced stalking at some point in their lives, and stalking puts victims at increased risk of being attacked or killed. In the digital age, many stalkers can track their victims almost anywhere they go, with terrifying consequences.


Brotherly Love: A Wedding Wish Fulfilled For Terminally Ill Man

When the Philadelphia wedding community heard about a terminally ill man and his love story, they had to help.


Underwater Photographers Capture The Ocean’s Mysteries

Imagine floating weightless, hearing nothing, surrounded by darkness. It might sound like outer space. But it’s right here on earth, underwater.


Summer Travel Warning: 911 From Hotel Rooms Sometimes Doesn’t Work

A warning for the summer travel season: Imagine the panic of a fire or emergency, dialing 911, and hearing nothing. A grieving family says that happened to their granddaughter in a hotel room, and they say a simple fix to hotel phone systems might have saved her mother’s life.


Surprise, It’s A Wedding! A Trendy Twist On The Traditional Wedding

It’s a trendy twist on the traditional wedding: throwing a regular party which turns into a surprise wedding. Sometimes the joke is on the guests. Sometimes it’s a surprise to the bride or groom.


When Does Chatting Become Cheating?

Marriage counselors are calling it a disturbing trend that is ruining relationships and families.


Mission To Mars

Would you take a mission to Mars? Apparently hundreds of thousands of people would. They’re signing up with a company that’s promising a few lucky finalists a one-way trip to the red planet.


Brotherly Love: A College Experience For Intellectually Disabled Adults

A college experience might seem out of reach for adults with intellectual disabilities. But thanks to a program at Temple University, some of those people are finding themselves on campus and in class.


‘Elementary’ Star Jonny Lee Miller Works To Raise Awareness About Sanfilippo Syndrome

One local family is cheering him on from their Delaware home.


EXCLUSIVE: Autumn Pasquale’s Father Files Suit Against Parents Of Her Murderer

One year after his daughter’s murder, a New Jersey father is suing her killer’s parents to hold them responsible.


A Race to Have The Wedding They Never Had

Family and friends are raising money to give a Reading couple the wedding reception they never had. They plan to hold it next weekend because time is of the essence.


2 Races End In Unofficial Ties In Abington Township

After months of campaigning, the end result could come down to something as trivial as a coin toss or roll of the dice.