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 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 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 […]

  • Jessica Makes a Festive Hot Chocolate

    Levi’s favorite thing is chocolate. His second favorite thing is milk. Combining the two ingredients means “the kid goes crazy,” Jessica said. Her fast and simple recipe for a festive hot chocolate is great for kids, but she makes an adult version too, with espresso! Will Levi like his mom’s creation? Watch the video below to find out! This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 51. Jessica’s Festive Hot Chocolate Ingredients 1 cup of milk 1 cup […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Perfect Holiday Dessert with Julie Tanous | California Cooking

    This week, Jessica is baking desserts with Julie Tanous. Julie is a recipe developer, food writer, and co-creator of the very popular food blog Julie & Jesse with Jesse Tyler Ferguson from the show Modern Family. Julie tells Jessica all about her chance encounter with Jesse, and how they were already planning to write a cookbook together on the first night they met. Jesse also walks Jess through baking incredible sweet potato pie bars, which are perfect for the holidays! […]

  • Jessica Makes Turkey and Mashed Potato Pancakes With Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Sometimes the struggle is real when you’re trying to figure out what to make with all your Thanksgiving leftovers. If you’re tired of turkey sandwiches, Jessica’s recipe for turkey and mashed potato pancakes is perfect. It’s a take on something her mom used to make. Levi doesn’t like mashed potatoes, so Jessica is hoping this twist will make him like them. Will Levi like Jessica’s creation? Watch the video below to find out. This segment aired on California Cooking With […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 and the KTLA Morning Show Crew Count Their Blessings Ahead of Thanksgiving

    While enjoying a hearty Friendsgiving meal, the crew went around the table and shared what they are thankful for this year. Eric Spillman even thanked the loyal KTLA viewers who watch everyday! There were tears, and as always, plenty of laughs. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 49.

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