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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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Millions In State Money Needed Under Fort Washington Landslide Proposal

Prince George’s County officials think they have a plan to help more than 2 dozen property owners whose homes were affected by a landslide earlier this year.

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Marylanders Helped Team Uganda Get To The World Lacrosse Championships

Athletes from around the world are competing in the lacrosse world championships in Denver, including a team from Africa. Team Uganda is the first lacrosse team to ever represent Africa—and several Marylanders helped make it happen.

07/14/2014

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House Of Cards, Veep Among Md. Rooted Shows With Emmy Nominations

Move over Hollywood. Maryland has secured its spot as a top destination for actors and filmmakers.

07/10/2014

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Work Continues To Repair National Cathedral

It’s been three years since the East Coast earthquake struck Maryland and Washington DC. Now work is finally being done to make repairs on one of the capital’s centerpieces.

07/09/2014

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Some U.S.-Bound Air Travelers Must Turn On Phones

Turn on your cell phone or you can forget flying. That’s the message from the TSA to international travelers. It’s part of a plan to tighten security for those coming into the US.

07/07/2014

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Endangered Sea Turtle Washes Ashore On Assateague Island

A rare discovery on Assateague Island, when an endangered sea turtle washes ashore.

07/03/2014

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Displaced By Road Collapse, Fort Washington Residents Told County Can’t Afford Repairs

Residents in Fort Washington who were forced out of their homes in May were given their options at a meeting Monday night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t what they were hoping for.

07/01/2014

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Frankly Speaking: Blogger Grades Hot Dogs At Camden Yards The Best

He’s a man on a mission to find the best when it comes to baseball.

06/27/2014

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Inner Harbor Kayaker Rescues Puppy

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06/26/2014

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Surprise! Orioles Outfielder Adam Jones Shows Young Athletes That Sports Matter

Coming off an exciting win Monday night, Orioles outfielder Adam Jones has a special surprise for some Baltimore school children.

06/24/2014

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Fútbol Fever Spreads In Baltimore As Team USA Keeps Kicking In The World Cup

Billions of people around the world are watching the 2014 World Cup. And with the United States hanging onto a chance to advance to the second round, Marylanders are tuning in to watch. That has business at area bars booming.

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