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

  Asked and Answered: Are elective surgeries canceled?

  Asked & Answered: Daycare, gym closures - do I still have to pay?

  Are evictions allowed during a pandemic?

  Business teams with seamstresses to make fabric masks for health professionals during shortage

Fort Stewart taking coronavirus precautions

  Economic effects on Savannah from coronavirus

  New method of DNA testing could help solve 1994 murder of Savannah teenager

  Daycare center abruptly closed in Richmond Hill

  Chatham Apartments residents scramble for new living space

  Islands Expressway bridge project delayed

  Former Saluda Co. deputy involved in Shai Werts’ case had troubled past

  New campaign targeting gun violence in Savannah

  Historic changes to military malpractice law allows federal government to be sued

  Enormous trash pile cleared in Jasper County

Low-income residents forced to move out of Savannah high-rise

  Affordable housing changes coming to West Savannah

  WTOC Investigates: Field drug tests producing false results

  SSU professor gives perspective on Savannah city council shakeup

Savannah Mayor, District 6 Alderman to be decided in Tuesday’s Runoff Election

  Father Schreck remembers Craig Harney

  Chatham County Commission approves funding for Public Defender’s, DA’s Office

  Protecting your home during the holidays

  ‘Opportunity Zones’ hope to bring economic boost to Savannah communities

  Restaurant owner ‘Flaco’ jailed for meth trafficking charges

  Man arrested, charged for deadly 2017 shooting in Savannah

  Savannah mayoral race heading to runoff

  Regina Thomas hopes grassroots movement lands her Savannah mayoral position

  Eddie DeLoach outlines goals for possible second term as Savannah mayor

  WTOC Investigates: Infestation frustration

  WTOC Investigates: Carnival ride inspections in Georgia