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 Jessica.gertler@wreg.com or Twitter @jgertler_WREG3.

Recent Articles

  • Baby Aniston Walker’s Memorial Site Could Be In Harm’s Way

    Posted on: 6:25 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    Community members placed stuffed animals, crosses, and flowers where the 7-week-old's body was found face down in a ditch in Millington.
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  • Was Judge Joe Brown’s Arrest A Publicty Stunt?

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    There are new questions about the arrest of a former television judge and current Shelby County District Attorney candidate Joe Brown.
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  • Neighbors Literally Sick Raw Sewage Leak Wasn’t Fixed

    Posted on: 4:32 pm, March 24, 2014, by

    Thousands of gallons worth of raw sewage have spilled onto the streets in a Northeast Memphis neighborhood
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  • Women Attacked At Apartment Complexes In Hickory Hill Community

    Posted on: 11:55 am, March 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:20pm, March 24, 2014

    At least two of the women were sexually assaulted
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  • Josh Hardy Could Be Out Of ICU Next Week

    Posted on: 5:57 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    Josh Hardy's family said the 7-year-old is recovering. The medicine is saving his life.
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  • Wooddale Middle Student Says Classmates Threatened To Kill Her

    Posted on: 6:31 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 08:28pm, March 20, 2014

    Middle school student claims classmates sent her pictures of casket and said they were going to shoot her.
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  • SCS Parents Push For Later Start Times For High School Students

    Posted on: 6:17 pm, March 20, 2014, by , updated on: 07:22pm, March 20, 2014

    Parents are signing an online petition asking SCS for later start times for high school students.
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  • Wife Watches Husband Get Run Over, Police Then Give Her A Ticket

    Posted on: 6:29 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    The car dragged her husband 20 feet down the road. The driver got away.
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  • Hundreds Of Gallons Of Sewage Spill Onto Streets In Memphis Neighborhood

    Posted on: 5:58 pm, March 19, 2014, by

    The waste pours out every time the renters flush their toilets or turn on their showers or sinks
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  • Paralyzed Olive Branch Police Officer Needs Your Help Getting New Van

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    Four people with the most votes in a contest by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association will win a new van equipped for wheelchairs.
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  • Arkansas State Crews Plan on Patching Potholes This Week

    Posted on: 6:08 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    Potholes are tearing up cars and emptying wallets
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  • Friends And Family of Murdered Tunica Teen Organize Summer Program

    Posted on: 5:34 pm, March 17, 2014, by

    Donterrius Jackson, 17, was shot and killed one week ago
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