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

  New affordable living apartments bringing some relief during housing crisis

  FAA rule change to streamline commercial space launches; Spaceport Camden decision expected early next year

  Chatham Apartment resident finds new home; moving deadline extended for remaining residents

  Savannah Police Department seeing increase in shooting calls

  Enrollment snapshot shows slight dip in student population at SCCPSS

  State suing for cleanup costs of massive trash fire on Able Contracting site

  New lawsuit claims Diocese of Savannah covered up allegations of child molestation

  WTOC Investigates: What are your options while housing investigations are paused?

  WTOC Investigates: Housing complaints go unchecked during pandemic

  New Ga. law will add protections for surprise medical billing

  Parents want SCCPSS to provide in-person learning option

  WTOC Investigates: What are police required to report about use of force investigations?

  Pet adoption disputes, scams on the rise during the pandemic

  U.S. House bill seeks to create animal cruelty crimes unit in DOJ

  Statesboro judge denies bond for man charged in roadway shooting

  WTOC Investigates: Screven Co. chase began after attempted traffic stop for broken tail light

Childcare programs offer help for school-aged children doing distance learning

  Oliver Police Department under review by state agency for writing illegal speeding tickets

  Early childhood experts say virtual school challenging for youngest students

  Potential for cyber crime when you return to the office

  Social media quizzes can provide important info to cyber criminals

  Asked & Answered: How reliable are COVID-19 tests?

  GBI investigating sex crime allegations made against a suspect in the Ahmaud Arbery case

  Records show teen charged with obstruction in Hutcheson case was arrested for DUI, hit-and-run a month earlier

  Police report reveals new details in deadly shooting of Statesboro teenager

  WTOC Investigates: Analysis shows Savannah businesses received hundreds of millions of dollars in PPP loans

  More people expected to travel for Independence Day weekend since pandemic began

  Asked & Answered: Know your flight refund rights

  Asked & Answered: Who handles workplace safety complaints about COVID-19?

Bill to give voters chance to dissolve Glynn Co. Police Department passes the state senate