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Jessica Kartalija

Jessica Kartalija 3Jessica Kartalija joined the Eyewitness News team during the summer of 2006. She is a general assignment reporter, and anchors the 5 p.m. newscast daily with Mary Bubala and noon newscast with Don Scott on Mondays and Tuesdays.

She came to Baltimore from the southwest, where she worked in Albuquerque, N.M. anchoring KASA FOX 2’s News at Nine, and reporting for sister station KOB-TV. She was promoted at KOB-TV, anchoring the station’s 4 p.m. news while continuing to serve as a reporter for other newscasts.

Prior to moving to New Mexico, she worked as the weekend anchor and reporter for KYMA-TV in Yuma, Ariz. While there, she won first place in the “Hard News Feature” category from the Associated Press.

Although Jessica was born and raised in San Diego, Calif., her family is originally from the East Coast. She headed there for college, graduating from The Pennsylvania State University where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and minored in Spanish. While in college, she completed a semester abroad, living in Sevilla, Spain, and became fluent in the language.

She also gained hands-on experience in broadcast journalism prior to graduating by interning at KFMB in San Diego and WRC in Washington, D.C.

Jessica worked with the Special Olympics while in Albuquerque, teaching athletes public speaking skills.  She is very involved with the House of Ruth Maryland, where she is a board member. She was recently named a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation. She is also a member of the American News Women’s Club.

Viewers can see her in the film Transformers, which is now on DVD.

When not working, she enjoys golf and loves to ski and travel. She lives with her husband and son in Baltimore County.

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Fans React To O’s Clinching AL East Title

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09/12/2014

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9/11 Victims Honored At The Inner Harbor

This morning first responders from New York and Baltimore are marching together from the visitors center to the historic stratford at Fort McHenry to honor those who lost their lives on this day 13 years ago.

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Rutgers Removes Ray Rice From Promotional Materials

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Baltimore Students Prepare For Star-Spangled Spectacular

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Just a few days after the NFL creates stricter penalties for domestic abusers, another player is charged with beating his fiancee.

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Ravens Partner With The House Of Ruth To End Domestic Violence

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Church Damaged In Derecho Finally Gets A New Steeple

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WJZ Gets Sneak Peek Into Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino

It’s the eve of the grand opening of the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. Monday, WJZ got a preview of what visitors will see when the doors officially open Tuesday night.

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Under Armour Treats West Baltimore Children To Day Of Play

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