Editorial Director Jessica Palombo leads digital and broadcast news and podcasts at WJCT. She joined WJCT as News Director in 2014 after reporting on state government for Florida Public Radio in Tallahassee. Among her accolades are a statewide Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Government Reporting and a regional Edward R. Murrow award for Best Continuing Coverage.
Jessica is no stranger to the River City or WJCT: She grew up in Jacksonville and freelanced at the station as a legislative reporter before heading to Tallahassee. Fun fact: She was also the original co-host of Deemable Tech, although that short-lived gig mercifully never aired. She has also worked as an intern at NPR's Weekends at All Things Considered in Washington, D.C., and as an editor at The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun.
Jessica has a master's degree in broadcast and digital journalism from Syracuse University and a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Florida. Her writing has appeared in publications including Jacksonville Magazine, Experience Magazine, and Skirt! Magazine.
She lives in Jacksonville with her husband and two kids.
Follow Jessica Palombo on Twitter: @JaxJessicaP.