Jessica Waite began her career in broadcast journalism in the summer of 2016 at KCBY News in Coos Bay before joining the staff of NBC 16 in Eugene/Springfield.
Jessica's love for journalism began when she was a young girl. In her elementary years, she used to stand in front of the television and pretend she was delivering the weather, and interview her little brother after his track and field events.
Jessica pursued her passion for journalism at the University of Oregon, where she joined the school's television station team on DuckTV Sports. When she wasn't anchoring, Jessica was covering and reporting on a variety of Oregon sports (Go Ducks!). During her senior year, Jessica interned with Comcast Sportsnet NW, where she primarily covered Oregon football and helped with the Portland Trail Blazers. Jessica's responsibilities included managing CSN's social media content and conducting interviews.
Jessica joined the KCBY News team shortly after graduating the U of O with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication. She looks forward to seeing where her love for journalism takes her, and is so grateful to have started her career with such a wonderful community on the south coast. Everyone has a story worth telling - contact Jessica if you'd like to share yours.