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.

More Stories by Jessica Kartalija

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Lights Out! Metal Theft At AACO Substation Shorts Power

Several thousand Marylanders woke up without power Sunday morning.

08/03/2014

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

Old pipes can mean big problems for people living in the city. Now there’s a plan to make sure that the sewer system is up to date.

08/02/2014

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Charm City Cakes Adds Horseshoe Casino To The Mix

A new deal for the “Ace of Cakes.” Duff Goldman is taking Charm City Cakes on another new adventure.

07/31/2014

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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

An effort to stop violence right where it starts. Baltimore communities are working hard to keep their streets safe and curb violence.

07/25/2014

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Eastern Shore Now Connected To Md. Radio System

Preparing for the worst using the best technology. First responders throughout the Eastern Shore can now communicate through one secure system. Friday, Governor Martin O’Malley put it to the test.

07/18/2014

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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.

07/17/2014

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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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