Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman

Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

Moselle, MS

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.


Recent Articles by Jessica

  Laurel church organization works to bring clean water to communities in need

  Laurel church works to promote clean water

  Local caregiver honored for her compassion

  Legend gospel musician visits the Pine Belt for worship

  Pine Belt teen recognized nationally through dance

  Family bond remains strong across ocean as coronavirus spreads

  Nonprofit working to help human trafficking survivors

  Breast cancer survivor empowers others

  Petal pastor recognized with leadership award

  The Yellow Brick Road Project is underway at Hattiesburg Community Arts Center

  Vacant building donated to Petal School District

  Pine Belt animal shelter receives donation from New Jersey couple

  Foley recognized for work with Crisis Intervention Team

Petal JROTC Battalion wins 2nd consecutive state drill championship

  Pine Belt musician signs record deal in Nashville

  Hattiesburg Saenger Theater celebrates 90 years

  GOOD NEWS: Petal Children’s Task Force celebrating 30 years of serving community

  Lamar County couple recognized as Miss. Tree Farmers of the Year

  JA of Hattiesburg honors Pine Belt resident for Humanitarian of the Year

  Exchange Club of Laurel hosting haunted fundraiser

  GOOD NEWS: Petal Animal Clinic blood donor dogs saving lives

  More than 1.9 million Mississippians registered to vote ahead of election

  GOOD NEWS: Kindness spreading throughout South Jones High School

  GOOD NEWS: Hattiesburg husband donates kidney to his wife

  Lieutenant governor candidate Jay Hughes makes campaign stop in Hattiesburg

  Sex offender accused of prostituting disabled woman in Miss.

Justin Blakeney pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2010 death of Victoria Viner

  Sims heads to general election in the Forrest Co. Sheriff’s race

Sheriff: Deadly Lamar Co. shooting appears to be self-defense

Forrest County Sheriff’s candidates continue campaigns as race heads to runoff