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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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Convicted Sex Offender Linked To 1975 Disappearance Of 2 Md. Sisters

Almost 40 years after two Maryland sisters went missing, police have named a possible suspect in the case. Police say a convicted child sex offender was seen with the girls on the day they disappeared.

02/11/2014

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Winter Weather Has Led To Worse Potholes Than Ever In Baltimore

A major mess on Maryland roads. Fluctuating temperatures and conditions have meant more potholes.

02/10/2014

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Maryland Food Bank Needs Volunteers

The Maryland Food Bank needs help. Right now, there is a serious backlog of donations because there are fewer volunteers.

02/08/2014

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Lorde Will Give The Preakness InfieldFest The ‘Royal Treatment’

There’s just 100 days until the running of the Preakness Stakes. Organizers announce a big name will headline this year’s InfieldFest.

02/06/2014

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Battle Against Time: 4-Year-Old Needs Heart Transplant

Every day–every hour–could make a difference in the life of little Madison Parrott. It’s a battle against time for the 4-year-old, who is at the top of the waiting list for a lifesaving heart transplant.

02/04/2014

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War Horse Comes To The Hippodrome

It’s a story of loyalty and friendship. Tony-award winning “War Horse” is no at the Hippodrome.

02/04/2014

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Sagamore Farm Colt Gets His Name

He’s no longer a horse with no name. Monday, a thoroughbred colt born during last year’s Super Bowl blackout has a new name.

02/03/2014

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Parents Opposed To Common Core Speak Out

It’s considered a new way of teaching and learning, but now parents opposed to what’s called Common Core education are speaking out.

01/28/2014

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Mall In Columbia Reopens Monday With Increased Police Presence

The Mall in Columbia reopened Monday afternoon with an increased police presence.

01/27/2014

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Wire Down! Baltimore Co. Students Create Their Own BGE Commercial

Students in Baltimore County create and star in their own commercial, and it’s paid off.

01/23/2014

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Children Across Maryland Hit The Hills For A Snow Day

Many students throughout Maryland did not have school Wednesday, and you know what that means. It was a great day to go sledding.

01/22/2014

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Shorter Ravens Season Affecting Local Retailers And Restaurants

This time last year, Baltimore was abuzz with Ravens fever as the team was in New Orleans at the Super Bowl.

01/17/2014

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