Jessica Kartalija anchors the 5, 6, and 11 pm newscasts at CBS News Philadelphia.
The Emmy-award winning anchor joined the CBS Philadelphia team in the fall of 2018.
She came from CBS Baltimore, where she anchored the 5 pm news. Prior to Baltimore, she worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Yuma, Arizona.
Although Jessica was born and raised in San Diego, Calif., her family is originally from Pennsylvania. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in Spanish. While in college, she completed a semester abroad, living in Sevilla, Spain, and became fluent.
She has a master's degree in Communications from The Johns Hopkins University.
Jessica is very involved in the community. She is on the advisory board of Horizons Greater Philadelphia, a camp for children with cancer. She has also worked with the Special Olympics, The House of Ruth Maryland, The Women's Initiative Network (WIN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and was on the Board of Trustees at the Irvine Nature Center.
Viewers can see her in the HBO series Servant and House of Cards on Netflix. She was also in the movie Transformers. She also teaches a Journalism course at Villanova University.
Jessica lives with her husband and son in Radnor. They have two rescue dogs, Harper and Torrey. On weekends, you can find her on the sidelines at lacrosse games, reading, and traveling whenever she can!
Johns Hopkins University - Masters, Communication and Media Studies-Branding/Mktg
Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism. Minor in Spanish
University of New Mexico Continuing Education - Advanced Spanish Conversation
Public Relations & Marketing
Present: Adjunct Professor - Journalism, Villanova University
2018 - Present: CBS Philadelphia News Anchor
July 2006 - 2018: WJZ-TV (Baltimore, Md.) - Anchor/Reporter
June 2003 - June 2006: KASA/KOB-TV(Albuquerque, N.M.) - Anchor/Reporter
May 2001 - June 2003: KYMA-TV (Yuma, Ariz) - Weekend Anchor/Reporter
Jan. 2001: The Icers' Report (Pennsylvania State University) - Anchor/Reporter
June 2000 - Aug. 2000: WRC-TV (Washington, D.C.) - Production Assistant
Jan. 2000 - May 2000: Study Abroad Program (Sevilla, Spain)
May 1999 - Aug. 1999: KFMB-TV (San Diego, Calif.) - Investigative Research Team
May 1997 - Aug. 1999: ESPN (San Diego, Calif.) - X Games Marketing & Communications Assistant