Jessica Albert joined the FOX 35 team in August of 2019 as a reporter covering Lake County. She is excited to see and experience all that central Florida has to offer.
Jessica grew up about 30 miles outside of our nation's capital in Northern Virginia. Jessica's passion for the broadcast business began while she was attending James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She graduated in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Design with a focus in broadcast journalism.
Before making her way to the Orlando area, Jessica worked as a reporter in Jacksonville, North Carolina and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Her career has taken her to many different places where she has met some very interesting people. She loves telling the stories of the people in the communities she covers. She won an AP award for photography in 2014. Some of Jessica's favorite stories to tell are about our military. During her time in North Carolina, she covered many stories at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. She is a huge supporter of our active-duty military members and veterans.
When Jessica is not working, she loves to try new foods, catching up on her favorite TV shows and spending time with her family and friends.
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"You’re seeing everyone who has regular healthcare problems plus COVID-19 so it just doubles the impact. That’s the real concern," Dr. Jason Littleton told FOX 35 News.
Members met on the steps of Orlando City Hall to announce their plans to bring police reform in Orange County.
A popular Orlando restaurant has reopened after voluntarily closing its doors for 10 days after the owner learned someone who entered the building had tested positive for COVID-19. A few employees a Too Much Sauce are still waiting for test results, but those who can return to work are happy to be back on the job.
The Orlando Police Department said that they will discuss current priorities and proposed policy changes.
“We haven’t sold this much, this quickly, ever,” First American Fireworks employee Heather Denmark said.
A nature center in Lake County was destroyed by vandals, authorities say. Workers at the Trout Lake Nature Center found the damage Monday morning. Items were ransacked and damaged, and the center's executive director says the cost for repairs could be up to $8,000.
The Daytona International Speedway is getting ready to host a race where fans can actually attend for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. Up to 5,000 fans are expected for the WeatherTech 240 race on Saturday.
Mayor Jerry Demings called this spike concerning.
“Taking lives way too young,” Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey said. “Taking them from their families. Taking them from our community.”
Authorities said two women abandoned two Chihuahuas at an SPCA clinic in Brevard County. "These dogs were discarded and are scared to death," the shelter wrote.