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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

Missing Owensboro Teen Found, Colorado Man Arrested

The 14-year-old has been missing since Christmas Eve.

Honor Flight Announces Date for First Flight Since Pandemic Hit

In total, the pandemic has prevented 4 flights and 340 veterans from taking the trip to visit war memorials in the nation's capital.

Hopkins Co. Schools Go Virtual Due to Staff Shortages

Hopkins County Schools is taking a Non-Traditional Instruction Day on Tuesday, January 18th.

Additional FEMA Funding Available for Infastructure Repairs in Western Kentucky

Dollars can go towards repairing or replacing roads and bridges, water control facilities, buildings and equipment, utilities, and park/recreational areas.

Injured Posey Co. Deputy Returning to the Tri-State

According to the Posey County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Bryan Hicks will be welcomed back to the Tri-State Tuesday evening.

Barnsley Couple in Their Eighties Survives Tornado

Their house butts up to the railroad line where less than a quarter of a mile away train cars were picked up by the tornado and tossed into the yards.

Muhlenberg Co. Judge-Executive Encouraging Communities to Continue to Work Together

Muhlenberg County Judge-Executive Curtis McGehee is grateful for the outpouring of support for the town of Bremen.

Muhlenberg County Judge-Executive Confirms Death Toll from Dec. 10th Tornado

The Muhlenberg County Judge executive confirmed 11 people died as a result of the massive tornado that hit Bremen.

Hopkins Co. Judge Ex. Provides Update on Search & Rescue Efforts

Hopkins County Judge-Executive Jack Whitfield spoke with 44News about the response in the first 24 hours following the Dec. 10th tornado.

Train Derails in Hopkins County During Dec. 10th Tornado

44News crews brought us the first images of the damage from along Hopkinsville Road where at least one mobile home was flattened by the tornado.

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After what was our coldest start today since January 8th, temperatures only climbed as high as 25° in Evansville earlier today, marking our coolest afternoon in just under two weeks. The evening ahead will be equally bone-chilling; after seeing temperatures around 21° at dinnertime we'll tumble back down to 19° by 10 o’clock under gradually decreasing cloud cover. The combination of clear skies and northerly winds will allow temperatures to fall all the way back down to 15° in Evansville early Friday morning. Worse yet, windchill values are expected to dive right back down into the single digits area-wide.
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