Jessica Savage

Jessica Savage

Savannah, GA

Jessica Savage is an award-winning journalist who is the lead investigative reporter for WTOC-11, and anchor of the 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekday newscasts.

She grew up in Savannah and is a proud graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School. Jessica has a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University.

Early in her career, she worked as a newspaper reporter. In East Texas, her coverage of a murder investigation into the deaths of dialysis patients received industry recognition. It’s also where she developed a knack for accessing and analyzing public records.

She spent most of her career in South Texas where she worked for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and NBC-affiliate KRIS 6 News. Her series of investigative reports exposed plans by a school district to build a new high school campus in a Navy crash zone – despite written concerns from the U.S. Navy. Her series of reports prompted the school district to relocate the high school campus.

Jessica’s reporting also exposed a loophole in Texas election laws, which allowed a candidate to escort voters into the polls and help them cast ballots. She also uncovered false credentials touted by the mayor of Corpus Christi, which led to his abrupt resignation, and forced the city to hold a special election.

Jessica and her husband Steven are thrilled to be in Savannah. He works in public relations. They spend their free time exploring all the Coastal Empire has to offer with their two young children.

Recent Articles by Jessica

  Savannah man could be forced to pay for someone else’s mess

  Home buyers face fierce competition in Savannah’s seller’s market

Deadly accident at Port of Savannah claims life of ILA member

  More traffic changes ahead this summer for the new Islands Expressway bridge

  FBI warns of virtual kidnapping scams, spoofing calls

  Eviction moratorium expiring in March

  ‘I think it’s going to get worse’: More people living in homeless camps in Savannah

New Islands Expressway Bridge delayed until Summer 2023

  Families in crisis face uncertainty as applications for help surge

Terminated CEO will not get job back while lawsuit underway

  CAT attorneys detail ‘excessive spending’ as a reason for CEO firing

  Looking back at the Arbery case and where do we go from here?

  City of Savannah works to collect $1.6 million in unpaid fines for blight

  WTOC Investigates: Pandemic fuels high-interest loan complaints, Georgia ranks No. 4 in the nation

Georgia Attorney General to mediate a complaint about CAT board appointment, allegations law violated

Ga. Attorney General’s Office to review complaint against CAT board member appointment

  Recent termination of CAT CEO to cost taxpayers

  ‘No Surprises Act’ aims to stop surprise medical billing

Jesup police chief accused of sexual harassment

  Georgia medical center suspended from COVID-19 vaccine program

  Black-owned Savannah business a pioneer in the mortuary industry

  Absentee ballot delays lead to questions about the process

Man who appeared on reality TV show denied bond in Jeff Davis homicide case

  Savannah funeral home’s secret role in the Civil Rights Movement

  Attorney says Arbery suspect’s health deteriorating in jail

  WTOC Investigates: Declining Enrollment

CDC ranks Georgia, South Carolina among slowest states to administer COVID-19 vaccine

  Rep. Carter clarifies why he objected to certifying election results after riot

  Ga. Secretary of State’s Office gives update on runoff election results

  Asked & Answered: How to avoid home improvement pitfalls