Jess Cartwright

Jess Cartwright

Jess Cartwright joined the News 5 team in June 2016 as a multimedia journalist. She is passionate about telling local community stories, and is committed to delivering factual in-depth reporting to the people of the Tri-Cities region.

Jess is originally from New Zealand, and during her undergraduate degree she reported and anchored for her college television station. She also interned at the local affiliate news station, Channel 39 Dunedin TV.

She moved to the United States in 2015 to receive her Master's in Journalism at Columbia University in New York. While completing her graduate degree she produced video content for various websites, including the award-winning Columbia Journalism School site Jess was also events director for the Columbia chapter of the national journalism organization, the Society of Professional Journalists.

Jess is excited to be working in the beautiful Tri-Cities area, and she says it looks a lot like her home country. She loves to talk to viewers and hear their stories, so if you have a news tip please email her at

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