Jessica Gertler

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 or Twitter @jgertler_WREG3.

Recent Articles

  • Could Money Solve Youth Violence In Shelby County?

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    Parents and crime fighters are all joining in the fight against youth violence in Shelby County.
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  • Police: Woman Robs, Tazes Couple After They Test Drive Car

    Posted on: 5:01 pm, April 18, 2014, by

    Police say she turned herself in and admitted to everything
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  • Neighbors React: Tipton Co. Deputies Bust Meth Lab With Kids Inside

    Posted on: 4:38 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 05:23pm, April 18, 2014

    A meth lab in a Munford neighborhood caught people off guard, especially since there were two children living in the home, and one was in a wheelchair.
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  • SCS High School Opens Food Pantry To Feed Students In Need

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    The students teamed up with the Mid-South Food Bank and opened up shop last fall. They're currently feeding more than 20 families.
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  • MPD Director Armstrong Talks About His Retirement

    Posted on: 5:36 pm, April 17, 2014, by

    He signed up for the city's Deferred Retirement Option Plan, better known as DROP.
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  • Why Shelby County’s Budget Is Better Off Than Memphis’

    Posted on: 6:15 pm, April 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:17pm, April 16, 2014

    Both the city and the county's budgets need to be worked out by June 30th.
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  • Untested Rape Kits Found In Shelby Sheriff’s Office

    Posted on: 9:24 am, April 16, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:47pm, April 16, 2014

    Oldham said he has budgeted $75,000 to have the rape kits tested
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  • District Attorney Explains Why She’s Not Charging Off-Duty Deputy Who Shot Man Six Times

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 10:25pm, April 15, 2014

    There is surveillance video, but the DA said it wasn't useful.
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  • High Beef Prices Impacting Food Bank

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 02:08am, April 16, 2014

    It's not only breaking your budget, but food banks across the Mid-South are taking a hit.
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  • Man: Off-Duty Deputy Got Away With Shooting Me 6 Times

    Posted on: 6:28 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 12:11pm, April 15, 2014

    "When I woke up, I thought I was dead," said a man reportedly shot by an off-duty Mississippi deputy.
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  • Family of Four Rescued From Burning Home

    Posted on: 11:20 am, April 13, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:07pm, April 13, 2014

    Two children are being treated for smoke inhalation
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  • MPD: East High Lock Down Possibly Linked To Off-Campus Fight

    Posted on: 9:44 am, April 11, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:24pm, April 11, 2014

    Memphis Police and SCS differ on what was being investigated
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    Photo: Jessica Gertler/WREG-TV