Jessica Holmes (television presenter)

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Not to be confused with actress of the same name.
Jessica Holmes
Born Jessica Holmes
(1976-11-17) November 17, 1976 (age 37)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education University of Central Florida
Occupation News Anchor
Years active 1999–present
Employer KTLA-TV (November 2005-present)
Known for News anchor of KTLA.

Jessica Holmes (born November 17, 1976) is an American television personality. She was the co-host of the popular Nickelodeon TV series Slime Time Live. She is currently a morning news anchor of the KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles.[1]

Career[edit]

Jessica Holmes was an intern for Nickelodeon in 1999 when she was approached by a producer in a hallway at the network and was asked if she would like to appear on air.[2] She agreed and six months later she began co-hosting the show Slime Time Live.[3] Slime Time Live ran for 8 seasons between 2000 and 2003.[4] Part of her role as co-host was go get "slimed" or "pied".[5]

In 2003, Holmes was hired to host Bragging Rights for the OLN cable network (formerly Outdoor Life Network).[6] Bragging Rights was a 13 episode reality television show and Homes served as the host.

Following her brief stint on OLN, Holmes decided to relocate to Los Angeles to further her television career. At the time of her move she did not have a new job. Her agent submitted an application for Holmes to appear in a KTLA Morning News competition called "The Audition". "The Audition" was a segment on the KTLA Morning News that was a game show competition. The winner of the competition was reportedly going to be the new weathercaster on the show. Holmes won the competition which was determined by viewer votes.[7][8]

After winning the competition at KTLA Morning News, Holmes began doing weather segments on the show. A month later, Holmes was hired as a helicopter-based traffic reporter for the show. After two years of reporting traffic, Holmes was tapped to co-host a new 9am morning news show. Holmes later expanded her duties to include co-hosting the 7am KTLA Morning News broadcast, replacing Michaela Pereira.[9] Holmes also co-anchors the weekday KTLA news at 1pm.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ktla.com/bio/jessica-holmes/
  2. ^ Kristin d'Arminio (2001-01-10). "Jessica Holmes Interview". PopZineOnline.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Jessica Holmes Bio". KTLA. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Slime Time Live Show Summary". TV.com. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  5. ^ "Jessica Holmes Keeps Angelenos Entertained". Los Angeles Confidential. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  6. ^ "Jessica Holmes Bio". KTLA. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  7. ^ "Jessica Holmes Bio". KTLA. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Jessica Holmes Keeps Angelenos Entertained". Los Angeles Confidential. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  9. ^ "Jessica Holmes Keeps Angelenos Entertained". Los Angeles Confidential. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 

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