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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • California Cooking Podcast: Second Chances With Chef Keith Corbin of Alta Adams

    On this episode of the California Cooking podcast, Jessica meets Chef Keith Corbin, the man behind California soul food restaurant Alta Adams. Unlike any previous chefs on the show, Chef Keith’s story is about so much more than food and cooking. It’s about finding hope and redemption after years of troubling times. Chef Keith experienced some dark days and spent some time in prison, but when he met Michelin star chef Daniel Patterson, he completely turned his life around. Chef […]

  • Eater LA’s Farley Elliott Visits HiHo Cheeseburger With Jessica, Shares His List for the Most Essential Burgers in Los Angeles

    Farley Elliott, Eater LA’s senior editor, sat down with Jessica to talk about his job as a food writer and everything burgers. He shared his list for the most essential burgers in Los Angeles and also challenged Jessica to try an array of items on HiHo Cheeseburger’s menu. Visit LA Eater’s website to learn more about what they’re covering, and follow Elliott on Twitter and Instagram. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 23.

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    Jessica’s Recipe for BBQ Chicken Sandwiches With ‘Swedish’ Slaw

    This is a good recipe for a casual weeknight dinner or weekend lunch, making use of leftover rotisserie chicken, which is coated in your favorite barbecue. On top of a bun, the chicken is then topped with a fresh slaw that’s made more interesting by the addition of fennel. This is an online exclusive segment for KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 7. BBQ Chicken Sandwiches With ‘Swedish’ Slaw: Ingredients:  3/4 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar […]

  • Jessica’s Turkey Sloppy Joes, a Healthier Alternative

    Sloppy Joes was one of Jessica’s favorite meals as a kid, but she admitted she hadn’t had one in decades. She came up with a healthier alternative that includes vegetables and a leaner meat: turkey. Her son Levi, at first, wasn’t convinced when Jessica told him to try her sloppy Joes, but he seemed to change his mind when she said it was a hamburger. He realized quickly why the word “sloppy” is in the name. So does Levi like […]

  • Jessica’s Quick and Easy Salmon Burger Recipe

    Jessica’s recipe for salmon burgers is a quick and easy option for a weeknight meal. You may need a roll of paper towels while eating it, but you’ll likely feel lighter than eating a traditional burger. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes: Episode 23. Jessica’s Salmon Burger  Ingredients: 1 1/4 lbs salmon fillet 3 Persian cucumbers 1 cup rice vinegar 4 scallions, chopped 4 tablespoons dill 4 tablespoons Italian parsley 1 lemon ½ cup of mayonnaise 1 […]

  • Jessica Cooks up the Best Dishes, Sides and Desserts for a Delicious Memorial Day 

    If you need tips for delicious Memorial Day delights, Jessica has you covered. Here are her recommendations for quick and yummy main dishes, sides and desserts that are perfect for a successful holiday gathering. Main Dishes: Salmon burger BBQ chicken sandwiches with “Swedish” slaw Turkey sloppy Joes Sides: Sautéed corn with feta cheese Red cabbage salad  Orzo pasta salad Desserts: Blueberry hand pie Banana split

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