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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 Holmes Shares Her Recipe for a Decadent Carrot Cake Waffle

    It’s not exactly fair to say Levi didn’t like Jessica Holmes’ carrot cake waffle – after all, he dumped it before he even tried a bite. But not only does Jessica promise this recipe is really delicious, she says it’s also a great way to get children – and adults – to eat their daily veggies. These are also excellent to make when you have overripe, brown bananas around the house that you’re not sure what to do with. This […]

  • Jessica Holmes Talks All Thing Bagels With the Man Behind Yeastie Boys Food Truck

    When Evan Fox moved to Los Angeles from New York a few years ago, he said he noticed a lack of good bagel spots in his new city. That inspired him to open up the cleverly named Yeastie Boys bagel food truck, which has served up all kinds of bagels. He offers bagel sandwiches with lox, pastrami or egg, as well as anything-but-ordinary items like tie-dyed bagels and bagels coated in flaming Cheetos crumbs. Go here to find the hours […]

  • Jessica Holmes’ Twist on PB & J: Tahini and Jelly Toast

    Move over peanut butter and jelly. Jessica Holmes is putting her own spin on the classic, giving it an unexpected savory flavor by substituting tahini for peanut butter. This is a web exclusive for KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 2. Note: This recipe is just a guideline. Jessica’s cooking philosophy is all about having the freedom to adjust a recipe and improvise in the kitchen based on your personal preferences. Ingredients: Challah or raisin bread Tahini Pinch of salt Sugar, agave […]

  • Jessica Holmes Makes Roasted Vegetable Salad With Tahini Dressing

    Jessica Holmes loves to cook with tahini, describing it as her favorite ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine. Here she cooks up a dish composed of roasted vegetables on a bed of spinach and elevates it with a homemade tahini dressing. This is a web exclusive segment for KTLA’s California Cooking. Note: This recipe is just a guideline. Jessica’s cooking philosophy is all about having the freedom to adjust a recipe and improvise in the kitchen based on your personal preferences. […]

  • Jessica Holmes Goes Behind the Scenes of Kismet, One of L.A.’s Best New Restaurants

    Located in the heart of Los Feliz, Kismet is cozy neighborhood spot that is widely considered among L.A.’s best new restaurants. It’s been nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award in the best new restaurant category, and it also made Bon Appetit’s list of the 50 best restaurants in the U.S., just to name some of the honors. Kismet reimagines traditional Middle Eastern flavors for California, featuring dishes such as a Persian cucumber salad, broccoli toast, a savory flaky bread […]

  • Laila Ali Shows Jessica Holmes How to Make ‘The Greatest of All Time Burger’

    Laila Ali is not only a very talented chef, she’s also a former professional boxer who happens to be the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.  Her father is the inspiration between her reimagined classic burger recipe, which she calls “The Greatest of All Time Burger.” Laila went into the kitchen with Jessica Holmes and showed her how to make the delicious, mouthwatering burger. You can also find the recipe in Laila’s cookbook, “Food for Life.” This segment aired on KTLA’s […]

  • Scopa Italian Roots Chef Antonia’s Recipe for Creste Rigate

    Chef Antonia Lofaso of Scopa Italian Roots showed Jessica how to make the restaurant’s creste regate, a pasta dish that she says is her version of fettuccine alfredo. This segment aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 16. Scopa Italian Roots is located at 2905 Washington Blvd. in Venice. You can find more information about it by visiting  http://www.scopaitalianroots.com.  You can also find more information about Chef Antonia’s other restaurants Black Market Liquor Bar at https://www.blackmarketliquorbar.com and DAMA at http://damafashiondistrict.com. And you can visit […]

  • Jessica Holmes Shares Her Recipe for White Chicken Chili With Sweet Potato and Bacon

    Jessica Holmes loves to eat soup during the winter months —  and this recipe combines two of her favorites: creamy potato bacon soup and white chicken chili. This is segment aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 16. Ingredients: 1 white sweet potato, peeled 1 small white onion, diced 2 white carrots, chopped 3 stalks of celery leaves, diced full carton of chicken stock 7 oz. can of mild salsa verde shredded white meat chicken from a rotisserie chicken 3 to 4 […]

  • Scopa Italian Roots Chef Antonia’s Recipe for Honey Gem Salad

    Chef Antonia Lofaso of Scopa Italian Roots showed Jessica Holmes how to make the restaurant’s honey gem lettuce salad, which features heirloom tomatoes marinating in chives, olives, olive oil, shallots, capers and salt,  Scopa Italian Roots is located at 2905 Washington Blvd. in Venice. You can find more information about it by visiting  http://www.scopaitalianroots.com. You can also find more information about Chef Antonia’s other restaurants Black Market Liquor Bar at https://www.blackmarketliquorbar.com and DAMA at http://damafashiondistrict.com. And you can visit Chef Antonia Lofaso’s website […]