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.
We’ve heard a lot about impeachment during the last two weeks of the year. But also during that time, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed into law a historic change for those in the military.
As the cost of housing continues to climb, so does the number of people who cannot afford a decent place to live. Savannah taxpayers recently signed off on a $10 million plan to tackle blight and affordable housing.
Carnival rides are a popular attraction this time of the year. With so many carnivals popping up at county fairs and even in parking lots, it was time to take a closer look at how those rides are inspected.