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’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 […]

  • 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 Holmes’ Recipe for Eggnog French Toast: A Holiday Treat

    This recipe that “tastes like the holidays” came as the result of a happy accident when Jessica Holmes’ family was out of milk for French toast. They substituted eggnog, making a breakfast treat that is easy, festive and delicious. It’s a good option for those who like the idea of eggnog during the holidays but aren’t that into actually drinking it. This segment aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 12. Ingredients: Loaf of challah bread or raisin bread, cut into […]

  • Jessica Holmes’ Recipe for Creamy Truffle Butter Crab Fettuccine: A Decadent Holiday Dish

    Cream cheese, truffle butter and crab meat elevate traditional fettuccine into an instant and decadent holiday meal hit. Jessica Holmes’ dish is a nod to the Italian tradition of serving fish on Christmas Eve, as well as the 2006 movie “The Holiday” — one of her favorite films — in which two of the main characters decide to whip up some Christmas fettuccine. This segment aired on KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 11. Ingredients: 1 box of fettuccine 12 ounces heavy […]

  • Jessica Holmes’ Recipes for Last-Minute Holiday Entertaining Treats

    Having company over for the holidays, but don’t have a lot of time to prepare? Jessica Holmes has some tips for some crowd-pleasing appetizers that are simple to make! From sweet to savory, Jessica’s sharing her recipes festive flatbread, tomato mozzarella appetizer, white chocolate peppermint madeleines and — for an extra-special holiday touch — eggnog whipped cream. This is a web exclusive segment for KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 13. Festive Flatbread  Ingredients Package of pre-made pizza crust, like the one […]

  • Jessica Makes Polish Horn Cookies With Her Mom

    Jessica’s mom Debbie has been making Polish horn cookies for about 40 years and they are one of Jessica’s favorites. Debbie makes these cute pastries every holiday season. Jessica never made them with her mom, she just ate them, she admitted. But this holiday season, the two gals got to make them together! Debbie, Jessica and Jessica’s dad were happy with the results. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 53. Polish Horn Cookies  Ingredients For dough: […]

  • Jessica Makes Holiday Appetizers: Whipped Feta Dip With Pita Chips and Mini Baked Potato Bites

    It’s holiday party time, when you’re likely to have family and friends coming over. It’s good to have some appetizers in your back pocket for hosting duties. These apps are fun, easy to make and colorful! Whipped Feta Dip Ingredients 2 packs of pita bread Block of feta cheese, cut into six pieces 3 cloves of garlic 1 cup of Greek yogurt 2 tomatoes, diced 1 red pepper, chopped 2 Persian cucumbers with skin, finely diced 6 radishes, chopped 1/2 […]

  • Jessica Makes a Winter Sangria and Other Festive Cocktails With Drinks Writer Prairie Rose

    Jessica thought it would be fun to whip up some holiday cocktails. Drink writer and blogger Prairie Rose came over to share some special drinks for this time of year. Prairie, who has a blog and podcast called “Bit by a Fox,” said people are drawn to dark spirits, spice and richer flavors during the holidays. Some of the recipes she shared are perfect for ringing the new year, or a fun holiday brunch with friends. For more information about […]

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