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
  • Jessica's sautéed corn with feta cheese. (Credit: KTLA)

    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 Visits Osteria Bigoli in Santa Monica for Some Authentic Italian Cooking

    Claudio Marchese and Mark Arreola wanted their Italian spot in Santa Monica to feel like a neighborhood restaurant. Osteria Bigoli offers authentic Italian food from Marchese’s northern Italy roots. Jessica visited recently and learned the trick behind Marchese’s delicious rigatoni carbonara. She was also joined by her friend who turned her on to Osteria Bigoli and the pair shared some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. For more information on Osteria Bigoli, visit the restaurant’s website and Instagram page. This segment […]

  • Jessica’s Lamb Sloppy Joe

    Jessica’s take on a traditional sloppy Joe is a hit with her son Levi because he happens to love lamb. Jessica adds in different Mediterranean spices for an explosion of flavor. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 50. Jessica’s Lamb Sloppy Joe Ingredients 1 pound of ground lamb 1 1/2 tablespoons of smoked paprika 1 tablespoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon of oregano 2 tablespoon of pine nuts 2 cloves of garlic, […]

  • Thai Cooking With an L.A. Twist at Night + Market

    Kris Yenbamroong’s restaurant Night + Market is colorful and fun. He wants people who come in to see the bright colors and feel the high energy, but he said he also wants people to feel comfortable, like they’re going over to a buddy’s house for dinner on a random weekday. Yenbamroong grew up in Los Angeles. His family owned a restaurant called Talesai on Sunset Boulevard and he would go into the kitchen after school to see what his grandmother […]

  • Jessica’s Friend Cami Makes Her Award-Winning Texas Chili Recipe

    Jessica’s best friend Cami came for a visit from Houston and the two thought it’d be a fun idea to cook together. Cami’s turkey chili won the “Go Texan Day” chili cook off back home and she shared her recipe with us! Jessica’s favorite thing about chili is the toppings, and Cami’s recipe calls for a variety of those. The final result was a hit, even her husband Tommy got to try some! “It’s just as good in California as […]

  • Jessica Holmes’ Recipe for Turkey Sausage Lasagna Dip – a Good Appetizer for Entertaining

    This recipe was an experiment for Jessica Holmes, who was looking for a way to get the delicious flavors from lasagna with a lot less effort. This warm, comforting dip is a great appetizer for a party or gathering to watch a game. Plus: it’s a dish approved by Jessica’s son, foodie-in-training Levi! This is an online exclusive from KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 12. Ingredients 1 green bell pepper, cored and chopped into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 yellow onion, chopped into 1/2-inch dice […]

  • Jessica Makes Sweet Potato Pie Bars and Spicy Sorghum Syrup Cookies With Food Writer Julie Tanous

    Julie Tanous is a recipe developer and food writer who teamed up with her friend, actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson to create a food blog. Julie found her passion for cooking only after taking recreational classes in New York. Then, when her husband broke his ankle, she began cooking more often and hosting guests at home. She met Jesse at a dinner party in 2015 and she said it was “love at first sight.” That night, they vowed to one day […]

  • Jessica’s Spin on Cioppino, Perfect for a Cozy Night In

    Jessica loves a good hearty dish around the holidays. She thought a cioppino, or fish stew, would be perfect for a cozy night in. This stew is comforting and full of flavor, but light enough where you won’t feel guilty having a dessert after. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 51. Jessica’s Cioppino Ingredients 2 carrots, chopped 1 fennel bulb, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 to 3 celery stalks with leaves chopped 3 to 4 garlic […]

  • Jessica Goes Behind the Scenes at Compartes Chocolate Factory

    Jessica recently got to tour the Compartes Chocolate Factory Jonathan Grahm has worked with the gourmet chocolate company for 20 years and was once one of the youngest chocolatiers in America. The Los Angeles-based factory is so uniquely designed that you can see the chocolatiers at work. Jessica joked that if Santa had a chic chocolate factory, this would be it, and Jonathan would be its head elf. All of Compartes chocolates are made from scratch with fresh ingredients. They […]

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