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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.

More Stories by Jessica Kartalija

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Mural Masters Team Brings Baltimore City’s Endangered Whaling Wall Back To Life

A team is doing all they can to save some endangered whales in the middle of Baltimore City. They’re more than 20 years old and in desperate need of help.

06/16/2014

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Twitter Clues Point To Charm City For Hidden Cash Giveaway

The mysterious person who has been hiding cash in Washington has set their sights on Charm City.

06/12/2014

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Anti-Redskins Ad Airing During NBA Finals

Controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins team name continues. The team and the NFL are still refusing to change the name.

06/11/2014

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Orioles Fans Weigh In On Machado Bat-Throwing Incident

Two inside pitches and a baseball bat flew down the third base line. Orioles fans are wondering whether Manny Machado threw his bat in anger or by accident.

06/09/2014

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Free Water Taxi Service At Inner Harbor Will Continue Thanks To Grant

They say the best things in life are free. Now, thanks for a government grant, a free commuter service at the Inner Harbor will continue.

06/05/2014

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American poet and author Maya Angelou has been awarded over 30 honorary degrees. She has won three Grammy awards for her spoken word albums, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2011.

Phenomenal Woman Maya Angelou Dies At Age 86

A renowned poet, author and civil rights activist has died. Maya Angelou, with her unmistakenly regal voice, died at her home in North Carolina at the age of 86.

05/28/2014

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5 Md.-Based Restaurants Will Offer Dining Options At Horseshoe Casino

In just a few months, Baltimore City’s first casino will open its doors. Now several local restaurants are getting in on the action.

05/26/2014

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Charm City Cupcakes Starts From Scratch After Mt. Washington Flooding

It was the worst flooding we’ve seen in years. And weeks later, area businesses are still struggling to recover.

05/23/2014

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New Business Helps Woman Keep Her Daughter’s Memory Alive

After her daughter lost her battle with cancer, a Baltimore County woman is channeling her sadness into a new business, keeping her daughter’s memory alive with jewelry for a good cause.

05/21/2014

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Jacoby Jones Has Gift For Baltimore Students

He’s a Ravens receiver who likes to give. Tuesday, Jacoby Jones handed out a special gift to more than 300 Baltimore area students.

05/20/2014

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Four Months After Fatal Shooting, Zumiez Reopening At Mall In Columbia

Four months after a tragic shooting left three dead inside the Columbia Mall, the store is reopening—and it will never be the same.

05/19/2014

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Anne Arundel County Investigate Another Maryland Live! Robbery

Anne Arundel County Police need help tracking down two suspects behind a violent robbery at Maryland Live! casino.

05/19/2014

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