Jessa Goddard anchors 10TV News HD weekend mornings, with Doppler 10 meteorologist Josh Poland.
She also works as a general assignment reporter, contributing to the station's evening newscasts.
Jessa comes to 10TV from our cable channel ONN, where she served as a primary anchor and regular contributor to ONN franchise segments.
Prior to working in Central Ohio, Jessa worked as a news anchor and reporter at television stations in Knoxville, Tenn., Clarksburg, W.Va. and Steubenville, Ohio.
Born and raised in Wheeling, W.Va. and educated at Ohio University, Jessa graduated from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Broadcast News, with a specialization in Political Communication.
In her spare time, Jessa enjoys cooking, especially experimenting with new recipes. She also spends a lot of time working out at the gym and reading. Biographies are her favorite genre.
Jessa is a strong believer in community service and passionate about animals and their causes, from family pets to those living in the wild.
Jessa and her husband, Clay, live in Columbus' Short North, and are "pet parents" to two little boys, Shiloh and Samuel.
Dream Interview: President Barack Obama
Dream Job: I've got it
Why I'm A Journalist: There are so many reasons, but primarily, because I love to write
What I Wanted To Be Growing Up: I've wanted to be a broadcast journalist for as long as I can remember. And for a brief time, a lawyer, and also a gas station attendant, because I loved watching them clean the car windshield!
Favorite Author: Virginia Woolf
Favorite Movie Star: Angelina Jolie
Favorite Food: French fries, extra salt and pepper
News Philosophy: Stories are about people, and how events affect them.
Anything Else About Me People Should Know: I am shy and introverted by nature. A friend once said to me, a psychologist could have a field day with your choice of careers! He is probably right, but I'm not going there!