Jessica, a Writer, based in Los Angeles, has been a member since 2015.


1/15 – 1/16

Book Ghostwriter

Self-employed Details
1/15 – 1/16

I write books for those who have a story to tell, but can't find the words.

12/07 – 7/15

Multimedia digital journalist | Insider

The E.W. Scripps Company Details
12/07 – 7/15

• Investigate and produce multi-dimensional enterprise, in-depth, analytical stories in text, photography and video as a WCPO Insider reporter, focusing on addiction, immigration, faith, foster care and poverty and how it affects the people in the community. I tell the story outside the box and use every tool to do it. • Produce award-winning coverage of the heroin epidemic. I extensively cover the heroin crisis within the Tri-State area, offering exclusive and untold stories of the addicted, the recovering and their families. Read more at • Digitally curate all of my stories, photo essays and videos in the CMS, including editing media, hyperlinking and embed coding. • Investigated the death of a Kentucky police officer in multimedia project Exit 34, in which I retraced the last 24 hours of the police officer who was ambushed and killed on his way home after his shift, in an in-depth, multimedia, long-form narrative story. Read more at • Created a weekly Northern Kentucky Voice feature that illuminates someone in the region who should be heard. • Created an award-winning black and white photography feature series called In Focus that aims to strip away society’s label from the subjects, bringing the person and their voice into focus.

1/12 – 1/13

Community/Media Relations Director

4 Paws For Ability Inc Details
1/12 – 1/13

Created a position in which I covered all public relations for a non-profit that trained and placed service dogs with children with disabilities: • Photographed all dogs from birth to home, special events, media stock photos, all website photos and class and graduation photos. • Wrote stories about children, dogs, volunteers and staff, press releases and all articles in newsletter and websites. • Updated two websites with photos, articles, news and a blog. • Worked with families to tell their stories for fundraising efforts from beginning to end • Created and maintained several social media sites, including three Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. • Organized the first annual 5K fundraiser. • Created and composed bi-monthly newsletter 4 PawPrints. • Worked with media worldwide for coverage including, The New York Times and CNN.

6/11 – 7/12

Multimedia Journalist | WCPO-TV

The E.W. Scripps Company Details
6/11 – 7/12

9 News, WCPO-TV |, The E.W. Scripps Company TV/digital multimedia journalist Cincinnati, Ohio 2011-2012 • Shot video and took photographs, while interviewing subjects for each story. I edited my video, voiced track each story and fronted it for TV, many times live. I wrote a story for both TV and the on deadline each day. • Nominated for a Regional Emmy for Human Features reporting in first year in TV industry.

12/07 – 3/11

Digital Reporter, Producer |, The Kentucky Post

The E.W. Scripps Company Details
12/07 – 3/11

• Co-launched, web produced, reported, photographed for the web version of The Kentucky Post at • Broke news via the website, social media and push alerts. • Live-blogged three trials, bringing the minute-by-minute account of testimony, using intricate details of clothing and actions, from inside the courtroom--won numerous awards for this coverage. • Covered the Kentucky Derby for four years, winning several awards for photography, headline writing and stories. • My coverage of missing Marine Megan Touma was featured on Fox News and MSNBC. • My coverage of missing teenage mom was featured on CNN/HLN’s Nancy Grace three times. • Photographed and wrote a column and fresh stories every day from the World Equestrian Games in 2010 at Lexington’s Horse Park. My coverage won several awards.

1/07 – 11/08

Managing Editor

Downtowner, the Pulse of the City
1/07 – 11/08
8/06 – 1/07

Reporter, Photographer | Community Press

8/06 – 1/07
1/06 – 1/07

Founder, Editor

Boheme Verite
1/06 – 1/07


Would you like to write a recommendation for Jessica? Write a Recommendation »


Class of '06

Columbia College Chicago

Class of '01

Wright State University



  • AP Style
  • Blogging
  • Breaking News
  • Content Management
  • Copy Editing
  • Creative Direction
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Digital Video
  • Editing
  • Editorial
  • Feature Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Journalism
  • Long-form journalism
  • Magazines
  • Narrative writing
  • New Media
  • News Writing
  • Newspaper
  • Newspapers
  • Online News
  • Photography
  • Public Relations
  • Publications
  • Social Media
  • Speech Writing
  • Storytelling
  • TV News Production
  • TV script writing
  • University Teaching
  • Video Editing
  • Video Production
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Web Design
  • Website and content production