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 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

  Vaccine roll out begins for Ga. nursing homes, assisted care facilities

  Eviction protections set to expire, families at risk in Chatham County

  WTOC Investigates: Stolen guns connected to violent crime in Savannah

Chatham Apartments resident forced out moves into new apartment

  Georgia Secretary of State’s office dealing with more election complaints than usual

  WTOC viewer pays motel rent for displaced resident of Chatham Apartments

  SCAD purchases former low-income housing high rise

  Attorney represents tenant pro bono in moldy apartment case

  Diocese of Savannah denies it knew about sex abuse allegations

  Asked and Answered: Voting in Georgia’s runoff election

  Details limited in sex crimes investigation against defendant in Ahmaud Arbery case

  Ga. SOS announces hand-count audit of election ballots

  Ga. Senate candidate John Ossoff shares what’s at stake for the U.S. Senate seat

  Chatham Co. uploads majority of remaining absentee ballots

  Military wife travels from Texas to make sure her vote is counted

  Savannah Police on alert to keep the peace around the election

  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