Jessica Harthorn joined Newschannel9 in April 2017. She anchors Good Morning Chattanooga and GMC Fox Edition.
Jessica spent nearly 6 years at WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan as their weekend morning anchor. She was nominated for two Emmy awards. For months, she covered how police solved the cold case murder of a little girl. In another series, she shared her personal experience of being tested for Breast Cancer using 3D Mammography. In 2016, Jessica covered the mass shooting in Kalamazoo, Michigan where an Uber driver shot and killed 6 people and injured two others.
Before moving to West Michigan, she spent a year as an anchor/reporter for WEYI-TV in Flint, Michigan. There, Jessica won the 2010 Best Individual Reporter award from the Michigan Associated Press. Jessica also won the 2011 State Bar of Michigan Wade McCree Award in the broadcast category for her series on a father fighting to change Michigan's Paternity Act.
Prior to WEYI-TV, Jessica spent two years at WICZ-TV in Binghamton, New York as their 6 p.m. anchor. In 2009, The New York Associated Press awarded Jessica first place for Best News Series on her coverage of struggling dairy farmers. The same series won The New York State Agricultural Society Cap Creal Journalism Award. In 2009, she also covered the mass shooting at the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York.
Jessica's broadcast career started in 2006 at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyoming. She edited, produced and anchored the 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. She was also the Assistant News Director. In 2008, the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters honored Jessica with an award for Best News Anchor. Jessica also covered the Casper Mountain Fire during the summer of 2006.
She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids with a Mass Communications/Journalism degree. Jessica and her husband Steve, along with their two daughters enjoy the great outdoors, camping, biking, kayaking and spending time with family.