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 Holmes Shares Her Recipe for a Decadent Carrot Cake Waffle

    It’s not exactly fair to say Levi didn’t like Jessica Holmes’ carrot cake waffle – after all, he dumped it before he even tried a bite. But not only does Jessica promise this recipe is really delicious, she says it’s also a great way to get children – and adults – to eat their daily veggies. These are also excellent to make when you have overripe, brown bananas around the house that you’re not sure what to do with. This […]

  • Laila Ali Shows Jessica Holmes How to Make ‘The Greatest of All Time Burger’

    Laila Ali is not only a very talented chef, she’s also a former professional boxer who happens to be the daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.  Her father is the inspiration between her reimagined classic burger recipe, which she calls “The Greatest of All Time Burger.” Laila went into the kitchen with Jessica Holmes and showed her how to make the delicious, mouthwatering burger. You can also find the recipe in Laila’s cookbook, “Food for Life.” This segment aired on KTLA’s […]

  • Jessica Holmes Demonstrates How to Make Laila Ali’s Simple Red Cabbage Salad

    One of Laila Ali’s favorite salads is a simple red cabbage salad that she usually makes once a week. Bonus: It’s a great make-ahead dish that you can put in the refrigerator – and it will just get better as time goes on. Jessica Holmes demonstrates how to make it in this web exclusive segment for KTLA’s California Cooking: Episode 2. The simple red cabbage salad recipe is featured in Laila Ali’s cookbook, “Food for Life.” Ingredients: 1 small red […]

  • Jessica Holmes Goes Behind the Scenes of Kismet, One of L.A.’s Best New Restaurants

    Located in the heart of Los Feliz, Kismet is cozy neighborhood spot that is widely considered among L.A.’s best new restaurants. It’s been nominated for a prestigious James Beard Award in the best new restaurant category, and it also made Bon Appetit’s list of the 50 best restaurants in the U.S., just to name some of the honors. Kismet reimagines traditional Middle Eastern flavors for California, featuring dishes such as a Persian cucumber salad, broccoli toast, a savory flaky bread […]

  • Jessica Makes a French Bread Taco Pizza

    When Jessica was a kid, she loved those frozen French bread pizzas you can find in the frozen food section of the grocery store, so she wanted to make a fresh version of her own. To make it even more unique, Jessica wanted to make it a taco pizza. This recipe took no time at all and is a fun take on a traditional thick crust pizza. It may not be pretty to eat, but Jessica’s husband Arie was a […]

  • Jessica Tries Avocado Hummus and Other Delicious Dishes With Chef Vartan Abgaryan of Yours Truly

    Yours Truly is a new restaurant in Venice. Executive chef and partner Vartan Abgaryan is known for combining different flavors from all around the globe to create amazing dishes. The dishes at Yours Truly are vegetable driven and draw from elements of other cultures, Abgaryan said. He added that the mix of ingredients in some of his dishes might leave some visitors a little skeptical. “But for me, if it tastes good, it tastes good,” the chef said. Abgaryan originally thought […]

  • Jessica Makes Breakfast Empanadas

    Jessica admitted that she struggles with being able to eat breakfast during the week because she’s usually rushing out the door in the morning. She realized she needs to start prepping her breakfast. Her breakfast empanadas are a great on-the-go option. Jessica used a combination of bacon, cheddar cheese and cream cheese for her empanadas, but you can use whatever fillings you prefer. She suggests using ingredients that are on the dry side, however. Jessica’s Breakfast Empanadas Ingredients Thawed pie […]

  • Jessica’s Recipe for Ahi Tuna Melt

    Jessica is a huge tuna melt fan, but she thought she’d add a twist to the traditional sandwich: using fresh ahi tuna instead of canned tuna. This simple lunch treat “tastes like tuna melt, but just extra fancy,” Jessica said. But, will Levi like it? Watch the video below to find out. This segment aired on California Cooking With Jessica Holmes Episode 36. Jessica’s Ahi Tuna Melt Ingredients, for tartar sauce 3 tablespoons mayonnaise ½ green onion chopped 1 tablespoon […]

  • 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 […]

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