Jessica Eley

Jessica Eley

Sports Reporter

Jessica joined the FOX 35 team as a sports 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 sports anchor job in Greenville, MS.

Jessica has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism with a sports communication from Syracuse University. 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.

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 son. 

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