Jessica joined the FOX 35 team as a sports and news reporter in August 2021.
She is excited to call the Sunshine State home! Jessica was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, but her family has roots in Bartow, FL and the surrounding Polk County area. So, she is no stranger to Central Florida.
Jessica most recently worked as a sports reporter and digital producer for WDAF in Kansas City, covering the Chiefs, Royals, Sporting KC and KC NWSL. During her time in Kansas City, she won awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters as part of George Floyd protest team coverage in Kansas City, and her contribution to a special on the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues.
Prior to Kansas City, Jessica worked as a sports anchor in Augusta, GA where she won a Georgia Association of Broadcasters award for best sports anchor in 2019. She landed her first on-air job in Greenville, MS where she anchored sports.
Jessica has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a sports communication emphasis from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Appalachian State, where she competed on the women’s volleyball team with a full scholarship she earned.
She is an advocate for girls and women in sports and volunteered coaching youth club volleyball while in Kansas City.
Jessica is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and is also a member of NABJ.
When Jessica’s not at work, she enjoys working out, trying new recipes, and spending time with her husband and son.
The latest from Jessica Eley
Orlando Pride unveil new kits, inspired by iconic Florida artist
Art and sports collided as the Orlando Pride unveiled their new primary kits Wednesday evening.
Duke, Tennessee among teams to play in Orlando at NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
NCAA Tournament brackets were released on Sunday, and there was a pretty sizable crowd taking it all in during a Downtown Orlando watch party.
Magic's Wendell Carter Jr. hosts Topgolf fundraiser for STEM aviation program
Orlando Magic center Wendell Carter Jr.’s non-profit foundation A Platform Squared held a special fundraising event at Topgolf. In attendance were Magic players, coaches, and plenty of others to support Carter as he raised money for his non-profit’s STEM aviation program.
Orlando Magic chasing play-in tournament spot in final stretch of NBA season
There are 23 games left in the NBA's regular season and the Orlando Magic have put themselves in striking distance of the postseason.
NASCAR racing teams recruiting college and pro football players for pit crews
When Coach Phil Horton joined NASCAR over two decades ago, pit crews looked a lot different.
Rajah Caruth preparing for NASCAR trucks series
Rajah Caruth knew for a long time he wanted to be a race car driver. Now at 20 years old, he’s preparing for his first full-time season in the trucks series, and he’s still a student at Winston-Salem State in North Carolina.
Bethune-Cookman University formally introduces new head football coach
Bethune-Cookman University welcomed Raymond Woodie, its new football head coach, during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Armani Williams paving path in NASCAR
NASCAR officially kicks off the 2023 season at Daytona International Speedway in a couple of weeks.
Orlando's Hula Bowl will feature first all-female officiating crew
Saturday's Hula Bowl at the University of Central Florida’s FBC Mortgage Stadium in Orlando, Florida, will feature college football's first-ever all-female officiating crew.
Anti-Semitic symbols found on bathroom of Orlando high school school, officials say
Michael McNarney says he saw anti-Semitic symbols on the walls inside a boy’s bathroom at Dr. Phillips High School Wednesday evening.