Jessica McMaster is a reporter and one of the FOX 17 Problem Solvers.
After interning with FOX 17 in the summer of 2012, she joined the news team that following December as a web producer. Within a few short months of writing stories for FOX 17’s website, she began reporting on-air three days a week. At that time, she also produced the 10 p.m. weekend newscast.
Jessica’s time at FOX 17 began after a bit of a career change. For seven years, she worked as a certified nursing assistant at hospitals and nursing homes across the state. While caring for the ill, elderly and people with disabilities, Jessica found her greatest joy came in the form of listening. While learning about her patients, she realized everyone has a story to tell. She says her desire to help others is the biggest driving force behind her work as a journalist.
Jessica grew up in Swartz Creek, a small town located near Flint. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Grand Valley State University.
You can watch her five nights a week on FOX 17 News at 10 and 11.