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
  • California Soul Food With Chef Keith Corbin of Alta Adams

    After serving time in prison, Keith Corbin was given a chance to turn his life around thanks to Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi who gave him a job at LocoL, the South L.A. fast-food restaurant, turned catering business. Today, Corbin is the chef at Alta Adams, in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles. Corbin grew up nearby, in Watts, and wanted to be able to eat at a place with great ambiance and food he was familiar with. He […]

  • Jessica’s Recipe for Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce, a Fresh and Light Summer Meal 

    Once the summer months roll in, sometimes we want something lighter for dinner. Jessica’s recipe for tilapia with roasted red pepper cream sauce is fresh, light and different. It is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 35. Jessica’s Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Cream Sauce Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds of tilapia 1 shallot, chopped 16-ounce can roasted red peppers, cut into chunks 2 whole cloves of garlic 10 cherry tomatoes […]

  • Jessica’s Recipe for Green Spinach Pesto Pizza With Roasted Broccoli

    This versatile, interesting pizza recipe is a great way to get a lot of veggies into a meal, and you use naan so you don’t need to make the crust. Easy! In theory, kids (at least those who like broccoli) will love this. Because who doesn’t like pizza? Sadly, when Jessica offered a slice to Levi, he wasn’t interested. She asked him what he wanted for dinner and he responded: “I want some meat.” Maybe next time. This segment aired […]

  • Chef Jet Tila and His Wife Ali Share ‘Better-Than-Takeout Orange Chicken’ Recipe From New Cookbook

    Jessica spent some time in the kitchen recently with celebrity chef Jet Tila and his wife Ali. The two shared the story about how they met and Jet talked about how his family became the first Thai food business family in the U.S. Jet made his famous orange chicken recipe, just one of the dishes featured in the pair’s new cookbook: “101 Epic Dishes: Recipes that Teach You How to Make the Classics Even More Delicious.” For more information about […]

  • Ali Tila’s Sweet and Salty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ali Tila shared her recipe for sweet and salty brown butter chocolate chip cookies with Jessica. Jessica proclaimed that anything with brown butter has to be good, and these delicious cookies are no different. It’s the first recipe that  Tila developed in culinary school. She shared that she was a teacher for years, and one of the things she enjoys about cooking is being able to teach her children those skills. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes […]

  • Jessica’s Greek Chicken and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner

    Sheet pan meals are all the rage right now, and Jessica wanted to try making a chicken dish all on one cookie sheet. The quick and easy meal she makes has a “Greek vibe.” The great thing about this meal is that you don’t have to get any other dishes dirty, and you can serve it on the sheet! The meal has Levi’s seal of approval. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 31. Jessica’s Greek Chicken […]

  • Jessica Tries a Dutch Baby Pancake Recipe

    Jessica had never tried a Dutch baby until her friend, and former KTLA Morning News anchor, Michaela Pereira made it a few weekends ago. Jessica got the recipe and made her own. The final product is very pretty and makes for a lovely summer dish. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 31. Dutch Baby Pancake Ingredients: 1 stick of butter 1 cup of whole milk 6 eggs 1 cup of flour 1 ½ lemons ¼ cup […]

  • Jessica Visits Hollywood’s Newest Rooftop Restaurant and Bar: Sorra

    Jessica recently visited Sorra, a new rooftop restaurant and bar in Hollywood. Chef Brandon Kida grew up in L.A.’s Koreatown, “sandwiched” between various cultures. Though he is Japanese, he grew up eating dishes that blended traditional Japanese ingredients with those of other cultures. He wanted to do the same thing at his new restaurant. “I’m just doing what is natural to me,” he told Jessica. “I really want to speak to Los Angeles.” Jessica hung out in the Sorra kitchen […]

  • Jessica’s Recipe for BLT Pasta

    Jessica got the idea for a recipe when she realized she had too many cherry tomatoes. A simple spaghetti seemed too boring at the time, so she thought about using the components of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich and making it into a pasta! The result is crunchy and delicious. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 37.   Jessica’s BLT Pasta Ingredients: 1 package of bacon 1 box of spaghetti or pasta of choice ½ head […]

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