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Jessica Hartman

Evening Anchor for 44News

Title: Anchor
jhartman@wevv.com

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

Fire Destroys Historic Princeton Hosiery Mills Warehouse in Caldwell County

A massive fire destroyed more than a century of history in one Western Kentucky town, Wednesday night. Flames engulfed the historic LeRoi Warehouse building in Princeton around 8 p.m., according to fire officials.

Virgina St. Shooting Sends One Juvenile to Hospital

Evansville Police are investigating a shooting that sent one juvenile boy to the hospital Thursday night.

Murder Charges Filed in December 23rd Owensboro Shooting

According to investigators, Brandon Ress, 35, of Hawesville, Kentucky is responsible for the death of Michael Crowe.

Evansville Adds $750,000 to Eviction Relief Efforts

The Evansville City Council approved another $750,000 in emergency financial assistance during Monday's meeting.

Alcoa to sell Warrick County Aluminum Rolling Mill

Alcoa has announced the sale of its rolling mill in Newburgh to Kaiser Aluminum for $670 million.

Crash Closes Western Kentucky Parkway Near Madisonville

According to the Kentucky Transporation Cabinet, a tractor-trailer crashed on the Western Kentucky Parkway, Monday night.

Daviess Co. Monument Relocation Committee Votes on Two Locations

The Daviess County Monument Relocation Committee voted to recommend two new locations to house the county's Confederate statue.

Downtown Evansville Christmas Events Canceled

Both the Downtown Evansville Christmas Event and the Downtown Evansville Christkindlmarket have been canceled.

Victims Identified in Fatal Owensboro House Fire

A man and a woman who died in a house fire in Owensboro on Tuesday have been identified by police.

Mitch McConnell Re-Elected as Senate Majority Leader

Senator Mitch McConnell was re-elected as the Republican Senate Majority Leader on Tuesday.

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