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 5 p.m. newscast.

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 at The Lufkin Daily News in East Texas – where her coverage of dialysis clinic where serval patients were murdered 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. That exposure later prompted the school district to change locations, just weeks before construction was set to begin.

Jessica’s reporting also exposed a loophole in Texas election laws, which allowed a candidate to escort voters to 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 living 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

  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

  Majority of Gulfstream layoffs are from Savannah facilities

Suspect indicted on DUI charges after crash injures Savannah officer

  Records: Glynn Co. deputy accused of shooting wife had previous domestic violence incident

Owner of burning trash site agrees to close facility

  Youth has higher rates of HIV infection in Coastal Ga.

  Alamo Police believe dog found dead in yard was attacked by animals

  Savannah’s new parking system leads to more warnings, tickets

  City of Savannah holds groundbreaking for new arena

DHEC tells owner of Jasper County debris pile to close

  State law fell short of enforcement on debris pile until it was too late

  State senator estimates S.C. will spend millions in debris fire cleanup