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Since Jessica Gertler joined the News Channel 3 team as a general assignment reporter in August 2013, every day in the Mid-South is feeling more like home.

Jessica started her career in Montgomery, Alabama where she spent three years as a general assignment, political and investigative reporter. She covered the aftermath of the deadly tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa in 2011, and the Midland City standoff where a child was held hostage in an underground bunker for a week.

Jessica is a proud graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she majored in journalism and electronic media. During her college career, she interned at Country Music Television (CMT), WVLT-TV in Knoxville, and WTVF-TV in Nashville. She was born in San Francisco, California. Her family moved to Nashville, Tennessee when she was a teenager. That’s when she fell in love with sweet tea, Southern hospitality and of course, SEC football (Go Vols!).

Outside of work, you can find Jessica spending time with family and friends, volunteering, trying new restaurants, traveling and reading.

Jessica enjoys how every day is different at News Channel 3. She loves meeting new people and telling the stories that matter most. Have a story idea? Send her a message through email at Jessica.gertler@wreg.com or Twitter @jgertler_WREG3.


Recent Articles
  • Bartlett postpones vote to cut workers’ compensation benefits

    BARTLETT, Tenn. — Bartlett city employees are upset they could be stripped of their pay if they are hurt on the job. Tuesday, the Board of Alderman and Mayor Keith McDonald discussed the rising premium costs and high number of claims forcing them to make changes. Hundreds of workers and their families spoke at the meeting begging the city to find another way. The mayor pushed back the vote for a month. Workers at the meeting called it a “small […]

  • Shelby County Commission approves $3 mil for pre-k

    Commission votes to use $3 million in surplus funds to start a pre-k program.

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    FedEx could get $1.6 bil fine if found guilty of federal charges

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are lots of questions after the federal indictment of FedEx yesterday. No one is named specifically in the complaint, so how do you indict a company? FedEx could be slapped with more than $1.6 billion fine if it is convicted of trafficking drugs to dealers and addicts. The Memphis-based company faces fifteen different counts for allegedly shipping prescription pills for illegal internet pharmacies. The Department of Justice said FedEx sent drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone across […]

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    Shelby County deputies nab serial shoplifters

    Deputies said they've caught more than 20 people for theft in the past two weeks

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    FedEx charged with shipping illegal prescriptions

    The Federal charge says FedEx knowingly delivered dangerous drugs to people who did not have prescriptions

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    State raids Alcorn County board of supervisors office building

    CORINTH, Miss. — The Mississippi State Auditor’s office combed through files seized in Alcorn County. WREG obtained exclusive video of agents inside the Alcorn County Board of Supervisors office building Tuesday. They went through cabinets, yanked files and even sat down while they sorted through stacks upon stacks of paperwork. The auditor’s office would not tell us what they were looking for, and who they were after. Board president Lowell Hinton said investigators looked closely at computers and in file […]

  • Austin Police Department tries to swoop up Memphis officers

    Austin is the latest department to recruit Memphis officers

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    Emotions run high during Memphis city council meeting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Emotions ran high as the Memphis City Council heard solutions to health benefit cuts, and for the first time, dozens of sanitation workers united with other city workers and retirees to protest. Tuesday morning, whether it was raising taxes, taking a look at tax breaks for businesses or making cuts in every department, the council listened to you on how to fund the pension without increasing health care costs for retirees and employees. Mayor A C Wharton, […]

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    Storms bring large trees down

    An 85-year-old woman was inside the house where next to where a tree fell but was not injured

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    Increase seen in Memphis firefighters calling in sick

    The average is about 11 sick calls per day

  • Mayor tries to stop ‘Blue Flu’ while other agencies go on standby as more officers expected to call out

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Blue Flu is impacting Memphis. While Mayor A C Wharton took steps Tuesday to keep the Blue Flu from spreading, sources told WREG by the end of the week, it’s expected everyone in the homicide bureau will be out sick. Tuesday, MPD reported 554 people who work for the department were out sick, although sources tell us it’s more than 650 people, including more than three-fourths of the homicide bureau. Mayor Wharton said the officers are […]

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    MPD Director addresses ‘Blue Flu’ & cancellation of days off, vacations

    The cancellations are directly related to more than 500 sick calls since last Monday