Email: Jessica.Davis@patch.com Phone: (310) 321-8309
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Hometown: Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Bio: Jessica E. Davis is a news reporter and multimedia journalist who has lived in Southern California nearly all her life. She's the type of reporter who likes to go beyond the surface level.
Before coming to Los Angeles County, Jessica launched Palm Desert Patch in the Coachella Valley in 2010, where she reported on environmental issues, crime, entertainment and the impact of the elimination of redevelopment on the city. She also covered the local extension of the Occupy Wall Street movement, camping out with the protesters for several days. She was the only journalist to witness the beginning of a police raid on the encampment, and provided up-to-the minute live coverage.
Before joining Patch, Jessica worked as a wire service reporter in Southern California, where she wrote about everything from celebrities to crime, especially celebrities committing crimes. She also started up a blog while living in Asia and freelanced photographs of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, which were published in The Christian Science Monitor and CBS.com.
Jessica graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash. with a B.A. in Journalism and History. While at school, she served as news and online editor of The Whitworthian. She also hosted a news radio show.
When she's not working on a story or editing video, Jessica can be found hiking, volunteering, reading a good book or hanging out with her husband.