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 Linh Bui 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 recipient of The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award for 2014, which celebrates women under 40 for their professional accomplishments, community involvement, and commitment to inspiring change. She was also named a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation and is 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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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.

08/25/2014

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Under Armour Treats West Baltimore Children To Day Of Play

Children living in a transitional home in West Baltimore get a very cool treat.

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Alleged Rape At JHU Prompts Federal Probe

Johns Hopkins University has been added to a list of schools under investigation for their handling of sexual assault complaints.

08/13/2014

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Lights Out! Metal Theft At AACO Substation Shorts Power

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Balt. Officials Reveal New Plan To Ensure Sewer System Is Up To Date

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08/02/2014

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Charm City Cakes Adds Horseshoe Casino To The Mix

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Woody Harrelson Hosts Charity Dinner At Inn At The Black Olive

There’s a Hollywood twist to a restaurant and hotel right here in Baltimore.

07/28/2014

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New Lab Keeps Md. On Cutting Edge Of Health & Technology

Infectious diseases, pathogens and bioterrorism agents are all inside a new building downtown.

07/27/2014

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McElderry Park Community Receives Grant To Revitalize

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