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
  • L.A. Rams’ Tanzel Smart Shows Jessica How to Make His Louisiana Fried Fish Recipe

    Jessica hung out with Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Tanzel Smart in her kitchen recently and he taught her how to make his tasty Louisiana fried fish recipe. Originally from Baton Rouge, Smart said food is a big part of family bonding for him. He loves to cook and even posts about his creations on social media. Before getting to work, Jessica got to taste Smart’s baked honey Sriracha chicken wings. Both dishes had a ton of flavor, Jessica said. […]

  • Jessica and Sam Have Lunch at Cassell’s Hamburgers in Koreatown

    Cassell’s Hamburgers offers more than just burgers, fries and shakes. You can also have breakfast, a drink and a pie at this classic American diner with a modern twist. Originally opened in 1948, the Koreatown location at the Normandie Hotel was renovated five years ago, but Chef/Owner Christian Page said he and his team wanted to make sure the restaurant maintained its authenticity by keeping a lot of the original signage. Jessica and Sam Rubin sampled many delicious dishes off the […]

  • Jessica Makes Her Mother’s Baked Apples Recipe

    Jessica is a fan of apple season, in fact it’s her favorite time of the year because apples remind her of fall and the holidays. As a kid, Jessica didn’t love her mother’s baked apples, but she remembers how they made her house smell. She shared her mother’s recipe and they indeed made her house smell delicious! Jessica described her final product as “if apple pie and an oatmeal cookie had a baby, with some vanilla ice cream.” The question […]

  • Jessica Samples Mediterranean Island Food at The Kassi Club

    Restaurateur Nick Mathers was inspired to open a Greek restaurant in Los Angeles while vacationing in an unlikely place: a tiny fishing village in Uruguay. He decided to convert one of his restaurants, Goldie’s, into an elegant Mediterranean spot that offers an authentic feeling of being on a Greek Island. The result: The Kassi Club. Mathers told Jessica that he was inspired by many of the places he’s been, and that his restaurant reminds him of visiting taverns in Greece. […]

  • A Mediterranean Vacation in Los Angeles with Nick Mathers of Kassi Club | California Cooking

    This week on California Cooking, Jessica is getting transported to the Greek islands without ever leaving L.A. The Kassi Club is a new restaurant and lounge whose vibe, decor, and food makes you feel like you’re on vacation. That immersive experience was exactly what inspired owner Nick Mathers to create this restaurant when he was on holiday in Uruguay. He shares all about how he envisioned the Kassi Club from start to finish, the secret to owning multiple successful restaurants, […]

  • Jessica and Levi Visit McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams Dairy in Oxnard

    When Michael Palmer and Eva Ein’s Santa Barbara home burned down in 2008, they decided to take a chance. Instead of rebuilding their home, they decided to buy McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, which had gone up for sale. They are now the third family to own the “ice cream empire,” as Jessica called it. Though they had no experience running an ice cream business, Eva is a chef and Michael worked in marketing and they felt they could figure it […]

  • Peruvian Cooking at Rosaline with Chef Ricardo Zarate

    Chef Ricardo Zarate named his West Hollywood Peruvian restaurant after his mother: Rosaline. Growing up in Lima the 11th of 13 brothers and sisters, Zarate remembers his mother waking up every morning at 5 a.m. and hitting the kitchen. She’d make breakfast, lunch and dinner and Zarate estimates his mother would make 45 meals throughout the day! He fell in love with cooking because he started helping out in the kitchen from an early age. “I wanted to do it […]

  • Jessica’s Quick Ravioli Recipe

    Jessica’s quick ravioli recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner and can be whipped up in just 8 minutes. It has plenty of flavor and a little bit of crunch. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 41. Jessica’s Quick Ravioli Ingredients: 1 package of ravioli – garlic and herb or whichever you prefer ¼ cup butter 3 cups of baby spinach 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half ¼ cup of chopped walnuts 1 lemon shaved parmesan […]

  • Jessica Makes a Loaded Bunless Chicken Sandwich with Homemade Honey Mustard

    Jessica turned something you can get any restaurant, a chicken sandwich, into a healthier option: a loaded chicken sandwich without the bun! Of course, every sandwich, in Jessica’s opinion, needs a tasty spread, so her recipe includes a homemade honey mustard dressing. Her creation also comes with a fresh spring mix of greens, which Jessica predicted her son Levi would set aside. Watch the video below to see if Levi liked it! This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica […]

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