Jessica Holmes is co-anchor of KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning signature broadcast, L.A.’s No. 1-rated KTLA Morning News.

Jessica has reported from London for the Royal Wedding, interviewed Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp in Paris, spent a day cooking with Martha Stewart and interviewed Jermaine Jackson about the death of his brother, Michael. She is on the red carpet for all the major Hollywood events, including the Oscars and the Emmys, and co-hosts KTLA’s Emmy Award-winning Rose Parade coverage.

Jessica also frequently forecasts the weather and has covered breaking news both in the field and in studio, such as wildfires, floods and the earthquake in Japan. She has won three Golden Mike Awards.

Jessica joined KTLA in November 2005 as weathercaster for the station’s Prime News, after winning “The Audition,” a reality show-style competition held on the KTLA Morning News.

She began her television career in 1999. Jessica interned at Nickelodeon and began co-hosting “Slime Time Live” six months later. The series was presented with an award for Outstanding Children’s Program by the Florida Motion Picture and Television Association in 2002.

In 2003, Jessica moved to New York to host the Outdoor Life Network’s “Bragging Rights,” a reality games how series where male contestants competed in outdoor sports challenges.

Although a native of Cleveland, Jessica spent most of her childhood in Cape Coral, Fla. She graduated from the University of Central Florida, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio and Television. In her free time, Jessica loves interior design and cooking, and can’t get enough of the Food Network.


Recent Articles
  • Atrium’s Chef Hunter Pritchett Shares the Secrets to Making His Sauces

    The dishes at Atrium in Los Feliz are inspired by the places Chef Hunter Pritchett has visited, as well as the different neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The restaurant has a real California vibe, and the interior is welcoming and beautiful, Jessica said. Pritchett showed Jessica how he makes some of the restaurant’s signature sauces: the French onion dip is great for any hot potato dish or chips, the herb salsa verde goes great with any grilled meat, while the brown […]

  • Jessica’s Sautéed Corn With Feta Cheese, an Easy and Delicious Vegetable Dish

    Jessica came up with an easy and delicious corn recipe one day when she realized she had a lot of corn on the cob at home. This dish is good for children because it has lots of vegetables, and can also be a great side dish to take to a barbecue. Jessica said she rarely gets excited about a bowl of vegetables, but this dish makes her really happy, she said. Her son Levi liked it too! This segment aired […]

  • Jessica Makes Hot Sauce Buttermilk Fried Chicken With Spicy Honey Mustard Sauce

    Jessica admits that she’s “no Colonel Sanders,” but she loves fried chicken. She wanted to try a new take on a traditional fried chicken recipe, with an added kick: lots of spices and hot sauce! Jessica also wanted to make a special sauce to go with her hot sauce buttermilk fried chicken. Her simple spicy honey mustard sauce can also be enjoyed with fries or chicken fingers. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 34. Jessica’s Hot […]

  • California Cooking Podcast: Getting Sauced With Hunter Pritchett of Atrium

    On this episode of California Cooking, Jessica is getting you ready for grilling season. Jessica loves grilled meats and veggies, but for her, it’s all about the sauces and the dips that go with them. After years of searching, Jess has finally found a sauce and dip-obsessed kindred soul in Hunter Pritchett. Hunter is the executive chef and partner of Atrium, a new greenhouse inspired eatery in Los Feliz. Inspired by L.A.’s diversity, Hunter combines ingredients and flavors from different […]

  • French Toast and Secrets to Baking the Perfect Pie With Fiona’s Nicole Rucker

    Jessica recently got to visit Fiona in the Fairfax area, a bakery/restaurant that offers delicious pastries and savory Southeast Asian cuisine. The “Pie Queen of Los Angeles” Nicole Rucker shared where the restaurant’s unique name and concept came from. She said she wanted a place that was welcoming and delicious. Jessica got to make strawberry sesame french toast and a blackberry pie with Rucker, and sampled some of the menu items. For more information about Fiona, visit the restaurant’s website, […]

  • Jessica Makes a Traditional Tunisian Dish With Her Mother-in-Law for Mother’s Day

    Jessica got a chance to cook alongside her mother-in-law, Chantal, and the pair made a Tunisian dish: tuna and egg brik. Chantal left Tunisia when she was 10 years old, but she brought the country’s food with her. She still makes traditional dishes that Jessica’s husband Arie enjoys. Briks are served as appetizers during holidays or other gatherings and can also be stuffed with meat or mashed potatoes. This dish is quick to make and very tasty, Chantal and Jessica […]

  • Jessica Makes Her Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

    In honor of Mother’s Day, Jessica wanted to make her favorite dish that her mother made when Jessica was growing up: scalloped potatoes. Jessica said she was always so excited when her mother made this dish. It’s easy and inexpensive to make. Jessica added one extra ingredient though: Cheese! “It all becomes one big party as all the ingredients cook together,” Jessica said about this recipe. But does Levi like it? Find out in the video below. This segment aired […]

  • California Cooking Podcast: Baking with the Pie Queen Nicole Rucker of Fiona

    On this episode of the podcast, Jessica is hanging out with L.A.’s Pie Queen, Nicole Rucker, at the most charming neighborhood restaurant and bakery called Fiona. Located in the Fairfax District, Fiona serves up an eclectic mix of Vietnamese cooking and American baking. The unusual combo is loved by customers and keeps them coming back for more. Jessica and Nicole talk all about the restaurant, how she got started, and the pies that made her baking royalty. Related show links […]

  • Jessica Meets the Man Behind Teddy’s Red Tacos

    When Teddy Vazquez first started selling tacos, he was still working as an Uber driver. Business hadn’t picked up, and he often had to take the fragrant ingredients back with him in the trunk of his car. That got people’s attention. Business started picking up, and soon, he scored his first taco truck. Now, Teddy has a brick and mortar restaurant in Venice and his delicious tacos have even gotten the attention of Chrissy Teigen. So what makes Teddy’s menu […]

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