Jessica Bowman became passionate about news during her years as a Golden Eagle at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
She graduated from USM in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also has a minor in Criminal Justice and a nose for a good investigative story.
While receiving her degree in Hattiesburg, she honed her skills as she was interning in the newsroom at ABC's World News Tonight in New York.
Before coming to WLBT/WDBD, Jessica began her career in 2007 at WLOX TV in Biloxi, MS. While living in South Mississippi, Jessica covered the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
She has reported in the middle of powerful hurricanes. In 2008 she covered Hurricane Gustav, which triggered the largest evacuation in United States history with more than three million people fleeing the coast. Most recently Jessica covered Hurricane Isaac, a hurricane that did widespread damage to the Gulf Coast.
Jessica had the opportunity to interview film director and actor Spike Lee while he was filming a movie in Gulfport.
During her years in South Mississippi Jessica was honored to be apart of the Mississippi Gulf Coast recovery from Hurricane Katrina and was honored to tell the very personal stories of South Mississippians' spirit and resilience.
The Cedar Hill, TX native is happy to call Mississippi her home, while engaging viewers on the news for Jackson's number one station.
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