Jessica Hartman

Evening Anchor for 44News/WEVV.

Title: Anchor

Jessica Hartman is the Evening Anchor for 44News/WEVV. Colorado-born and raised, Missouri-educated, and proud to continue calling the Midwest home.

My passion for journalism was sparked at an early age. Turning on the evening news and preparing for the day with the local morning show were staples in my family’s routine. It taught me the importance of understanding what is going on around you, in order to make an informed decision about your own life.

Each day I strive to bring the most important facts to the Tri-State, so we, as a community can make the best decisions possible.

Before becoming a part of the 44News Team and the Tri-State, I spent three years as a Senior Reporter in Waterloo, Iowa. It was there that I discovered the true joy in storytelling. My love of this job is tied closely to the people I meet, the amazing stories they have to tell, and the trust they instill in me to share their message with our community.

Over the past few years, I have had the honor of being nominated for a Regional Emmy for my work with the Knox Blocks Foundation, covered the 2016 Presidential campaign from start to finish in the First-in-the-Nation Caucus state of Iowa, conducted one-on-one interviews with candidates, governors & senators, and have been on the ground to witness the devastating effects of extreme weather and share the stories of neighbors coming together to rebuild.

Outside of the newsroom, I am a proud 4-H & FFA alumni and a member of the Colorado 4-H Hall of Fame. I am an advocate of agriculture and the men and women, who work tirelessly to feed America.

Growing up on a cattle ranch and sod farm in Southeastern Colorado is an experience I treasure. I continue to have a hand in the family operation, ProHart Seed Stock, raising pure-bred Gelbvieh cattle to help producers improve herd genetics. That continued connection to my agricultural roots keeps me grounded.

I am also a member of the Junior League of Evansville, a Double-Gold Level Figure Skater, and enjoy motivational speaking focusing on goal setting and empowering young women.

Recent Posts by Jessica Hartman

Body Recovered from Little Pigeon Creek

A body of a Bullocktown man was pulled from Little Pigeon Creek following a boating accident.

Evansville Man Pleads Guilty to Killing 89-Year-Old

An Evansville man pleaded guilty to killing an elderly man in his home back in a robbery gone wrong, in March of 2020.

Princeton Summer Makers Market Happening Sunday

That event starts at 10 a.m. and wraps up around 3 p.m.

Classic Iron Show at Vanderburgh 4-H Center: June 11-13th

The Southern Indiana Antique & Machinery Club is hosting the annual Classic Iron Show this weekend.

VHS Overrun with 400 Cats Needing New Homes

The Vanderburgh Humane Society is currently caring for hundreds of cats.

Funnel Cloud Spotted in Gibson County, Minor Damage Reported

According to reports across the county, there was minor damage to areas near Patoka and Alford.

OHS Grad Receives High Honor from Army Corps of Engineers

Owensboro High School shared some exciting news with the community. An OHS graduate has been honored with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal.

Franklin Street Bazaar Kicks off the Season June 5th

The Franklin Street Bazaar is inviting the Evansville community back to its popular Saturday markets on June 5th.

Boonville Man Identified as Victim in Fatal Crash on South Rockport Road

A 48-year-old Boonville man has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday crash after authorities say his vehicle crashed into a tree in the front yard of a home on South Rockport Road.

Beloved Hopkins Co. Deputy to Be Memorialized by the State

Deputy Terry Vick was killed in an April 2020 car crash. The Deputy served as a resource officer at Hanson Elementary, where he was popular with the students.

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Today's high of 93° not only marks our hottest recorded temperature of the year, but our highest since the afternoon of August 10th of 2020! Despite the oppressive heat, the day itself wasn't necessarily unpleasant; while peak temperatures climbed abnormally high for this time of the year, a weak cold front passing to our south ushered in a breezy northerly wind flow that helped take the edge off that summer-like heat across the Tri-State earlier this afternoon. The evening ahead will remain quite pleasant, albeit mild - expect the mercury to dip from 87° to 75° between dinnertime and 10PM. Between the northerly winds and clear conditions overnight, morning low temperatures will trend toward the upper 50s and low 60s early Tuesday; we'll fall to 60° even in Evansville.
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