Like many kids, Jessica spent countless hours on a rug with Matchbox cars and sitting in front of a television playing Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 and Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition. While you might think that would have inspired a fierce hobby for the automobile, it instead inspired an interest for something else: driving. So on the earliest day that she was able to get her drivers’ license, she did. And there was nothing quite like the freedom of getting behind the wheel of a car and being able to go anywhere. Her appreciation for the automobile came shortly after when she realized even her 2006 Nissan Altima could be fun to drive.
But Jessica’s first love has always been television. She began her television career at Maryland Public Television, interning for the content department in the summer of 2017. After graduating from Towson University a few months later with a degree in Electronic Media and Film and a minor in Computer Science, she rolled her internship into a full-time gig and started working in local programming as the Assistant Producer of Arts and Culture where she helped produce shows like Chesapeake Collectibles, a regional version of Antiques Roadshow. In November 2019 Jessica joined the MotorWeek team as their Digital Producer.
Jessica’s role managing the digital side of MotorWeek has taken her all across the country and the world to experience cars in some of the most beautiful places. When she’s not traveling you’ll usually spot her with a camera in her hand, taking behind the scenes photos of what goes on at MotorWeek. You can also hear and see her as she voices Quick Spins and produces her own Did You Know segments. She also produces and participates on the MotorWeek podcast. Jessica was named by Current as a public media “Rising Star” in 2023.
When she’s not driving press cars, you’ll find Jessica cruising the back roads in her two-door 2008 Jeep Wrangler…preferably with the top down.