Jessica Wimsatt joined Eyewitness News as a Sports Reporter/Anchor in November of 2016. She comes to the tri-state from the Indiana Pacers/Indiana Fever, where she worked with the teams as a Multimedia Reporter.
Jessica grew up in the “other” Southern Indiana, just across the river from Louisville. She graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, then continued her education at the National Sports Journalism Center in Indianapolis, graduating with a Master’s degree in Sports Journalism in May.
While at IU, Jessica spent her free time embedding herself in the sports broadcasting world. She spent her summers in internships that took her to New York City to intern at BronxNet TV, sunny Miami to intern with ESPN and NBC, and back to her roots in Louisville to intern at WDRB. During the school year, Jessica worked as a sideline reporter for BTN StudentU, reporter/anchor for IU Student Television, and digital video editor and reporter for IUSportCom, covering the Hoosiers in everything from men’s basketball and football to the Little 500. In grad school, the Student News Bureau gave her more opportunities, including internships with the IndyStar and Indiana Pacers and amazing experiences covering the College Football Playoff in Dallas, the 2015 Final Four in Indy, and the 2016 Olympic Diving Trials.
Growing up in basketball country in Kentuckiana, Jessica has always loved college hoops and the Kentucky Wildcats. When she’s not covering or watching sports, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, heading to the gym, and exploring the outdoors with her canine sidekick, Lucy.
Jessica loves hearing and sharing your sports stories, so email her at email@example.com with ideas and follow her on Twitter @Jessica_Wimsatt and Facebook Jessica Wimsatt WEHT.