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Jessica Kartalija joined the WJZ Eyewitness News team in 2006. She is a general assignment reporter and anchors the daily noon and 5 p.m. newscasts with Mary Bubala and Linh Bui.
Jessica came to Baltimore from Albuquerque, N.M. where she anchored the news for KASA FOX 2 and KOB-TV. Before that she worked as the weekend anchor and reporter for KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona where she won first place in the “Hard News Feature” category from the Associated Press.
She is a is a member of the American News Women’s Club and the National Press Club. She recently received The Daily Record’s Leading Women Award and was also named a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation. Jessica serves on the boards of the House of Ruth Maryland and the Irvine Nature Center, and participates with the Women’s Initiative Network at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Jessica was born and raised in San Diego, Calif. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and earned a master’s degree in communications from Johns Hopkins University. 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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