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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
  • Police: Robbers hid behind trees at park, beat victims with tree branches

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are looking for the suspects who targeted Audubon Park Monday after several reports that walkers and joggers were under attack. Police said the suspects were targeting innocent victims with tree branches. Cop cars lined the paths as the sun started to rise Monday morning. A man told police he was jogging when several men, who were hiding behind trees, hit him in the head with branches and then tried to rob him. Police said the victim […]

  • Leahy’s mobile home park tenants get more time to move after they find out manager owes $51,000

    Tenants of Leahy's mobile home park won't have their electricity and water disconnected next week after all.

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    Is this the nastiest election yet in Shelby County?

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Just six days into early voting in Shelby County, and people are already calling it the nastiest election they’ve seen. Poll workers, candidates, and even party leaders admit things are getting dirty. Thursday, Shelby County Democratic Party Chairman Bryan Carson said there was an electrical glitch at three polling places. He’s worried ballots were tampered with, so he is calling for help. “We are writing a letter to congressmen and election commission requesting federal monitors,” he […]

  • Mid-South storms bring heavy winds and flash flooding

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Heavy rains triggered flash floods, and strong winds brought down power lines, but not everybody in the Mid-South got wet. Wednesday’s rain came down fast and furious for people living in Whitehaven and Southaven, flooding streets and homes. “I’ve been here 22 years, and this has never happened,” said Sultana Mutee. Water covered the Apollo and Holmes intersection, spilling into Mutee’s home. It destroyed everything in its path. “It is flooded all in my house. My backyard […]

  • 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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