Jessica Bowman joined WDAM as an anchor and reporter from Jackson, MS. She is no stranger to breaking news and top story coverage.
The Associated Press award winning reporter has covered state corruption trials, high profile homicide investigations and extraordinary feature stories while anchoring and reporting at our sister station WLBT/WDBD in Jackson, Mississippi.
She started her career on the Mississippi Gulf Coast at WLOX standing on the front lines as devastating hurricanes ripped through the coastal towns. She had her hand in covering the rebuilding process post Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States. Jessica was boots on the ground during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, the largest marine oil spill in the history of the of the petroleum industry.
During her years in South Mississippi Jessica was honored to be a part of the Mississippi Gulf Coast recovery from Hurricane Katrina and was honored to tell the very personal stories of South Mississippians' spirit and resilience.
Jessica is known for her community involvement. She has a proactive approach to gathering the news and bringing total coverage to the viewers in Mississippi.
The Texas native is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. During her years as a Golden Eagle she honed her skills interning in the newsroom at ABC's World News Tonight in New York.
The Hattiesburg Police Department said it has made several key arrests in auto burglary cases across the Hub City in recent days. Now, the department wants to remind residents the importance of protecting your property.
WDAM sat down with a nurse practitioner from Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative Inc. to talk about the upcoming National Women's Health Week where all women are invited to a, "free check-up day."
We now have a better look into homelessness in Hattiesburg. Numbers are in, indicating the homeless population has decreased compared to last year in the Hattiesburg area.WDAM takes a look at the numbers, plus the organizations in the Pine Belt who have a mission of lending helping hands.