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Jessica Brown

2022 Speaker

JESSICA BROWN co-anchors WCVB Channel 5’s NewsCenter 5 at Noon as well as NewsCenter 5 at 4PM. Brown also serves as NewsCenter 5’s medical reporter. Before coming to WCVB, Brown was a weekday morning anchor and lifestyle host at WXIX-TV in Cincinnati, OH. While at WXIX since 2012, Brown’s live, breaking news coverage included many high-profile stories including the murder trial of Ray Tensing, the aftermath of George Floyd protests, and more. Prior to joining WXIX, Brown was an anchor/reporter at KSNF-TV and KODE-TV in Joplin, MO where she not only experienced but covered one of the deadliest tornadoes in history. Brown’s career in broadcast news began over a decade ago at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, GA. Brown is an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is also very dedicated to community service and believes service is one of the ways she feels connected to her faith. She is especially passionate about volunteering her time to mentor young girls. A native of South Florida, Brown hails from a multi-cultural background. Her father is Jamaican and her mother is afro-Costa Rican (pura vida!). Her heritage has inspired her to seek out opportunities for travel and adventure and has fostered a love of exploring different cultures around the world. Brown earned her BA from Florida State University. Outside of the newsroom, you can find her at the dog park with her pup Rocco, checking out new eateries, and traveling the globe.