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

  Hattiesburg Fire Dept. receives life-saving equipment

  Hattiesburg business owner reacts to new paraphernalia ordinance

  Think smart before you depart, lock your doors

  7 On The Road: Rex takes a trip down memory lane

  Hattiesburg hosts annual senior citizen prom

  Health clinic promoting men’s health with free exams

  Maximus employees protest unfair working conditions

  New restaurant, hotel sales tax underway in Hattiesburg

  Board approves FGH refinancing, could save county millions

  Tips to prevent a heat stroke

  Family of Hattiesburg shooting victim speaks

  Unemployment rate low in the Pine Belt

  City of Hattiesburg receives grant for Behavioral Health Court

  Retirees landing in Hattiesburg

  MDOT encourages drivers to drive safely and avoid distracted driving

  Pine Belt officers talk about being part of the ‘thin blue line’

  Free health screening offered for women in the Pine Belt

  Salvation Army emergency shelter months away from opening

  The American Red Cross will install more than 400 smoke alarms in Hattiesburg

  Organizations work together to offer resources for homeless in Pine Belt

  Victim’s family speaks out following brutal attack in Wayne County

  Pine Belt physician warns of measles exposure in Hattiesburg

  U.S. Judge Starrett looks back on career before shifting to senior status

  USPS observing Dog Bite Prevention Week

  City of Petal establishes program to help fill vacant buildings downtown

  More than 250 households affected by water problems in Perry County

  FCSO gives update on child exploitation case involving Ex-FCAHS band director

  2 Pine Belt women share their stories of recovery

  Educators react to teacher pay raise

  7 On The Road: Napiers continue to spotlight Laurel