Jessica Hartman

Evening Anchor for 44News

Title: Anchor

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

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.

Free Deals For Veterans & Active-Military Members on Veterans Day

Several businesses across the Tri-State will be offering Veterans Day specials including Lucas Oil Center on Green River Road.

Honor Flight of Southern Indiana Delivers Care Packages to 1,000 Veterans

Honor Flight is delivering "We Care" packages to 1,000 Tri-State veterans ahead of Veterans Day.

Kentucky Waives Alcoholic Beverage Renewal Fees for Restaurants and Bars

Kentucky is waiving alcoholic beverage renewal fees for restaurants and bars to help provide some relief during the ongoing pandemic.

Berry Global Picks up 400,000 Pieces of Litter

Berry Global announcing team members collected 400,000 pieces of litter during a three-week event.

Tropicana Evansville Casino to Be Sold

Tropicana Evansville will be sold next summer, according to Caesar Entertainment, Inc.

Evansville's Monarch Beverage Employees Receive Termination Notice

Monarch Beverage Company employees in Evansville received a WARN Notice Tuesday.

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