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Jess Winters - Reporter

Jess Winters is a reporter at 12 News.
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Jess Winters is a reporter at 12 News.

Jess Winters is a reporter and multi-skilled journalist for 12 News. She joined Team 12 in July, 2021.

Winters joined 12 News from TEGNA sister station, WFMY News 2 in North Carolina where she reported for three years. While in North Carolina, she covered everything from the pandemic, to protests, to several hurricanes, and the Virginia Beach mass shooting, which is one of the deadliest workplace shootings in the U.S. Earlier in her career, Winters anchored, reported, and produced at WCTI NewsChannel 12 on the coast of North Carolina and at KNBN NewsCenter1 in South Dakota. She lived only 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore and says it should be on everyone's bucket list to visit!

A graduate of Suffolk University in Boston, Jess earned her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. She interned on-air for both New England Cable News (NECN) and the New England Sports Network (NESN).

Jess is happy to call Phoenix home, where most of her family now lives. She gets to see her beautiful nieces every week!


Jess loves road trips, she’s a movie buff and believes she’s the only person in the world who doesn’t like bacon.