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

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

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

  Pink Up: Waiting for a Cure to host fundraising event

  Area task force targets child predators in the Pine Belt

  Pine Belt domestic abuse shelter in need of school supplies

  Could governor primaries head to a runoff?

  Construction underway for storm shelters in the Petal School District

  Paving project underway in Forrest County

  Back to school immunization fair held in the Pine Belt

  City of Hattiesburg looks to update animal control ordinance

Man arrested on multiple drug charges in Forrest County

  Pine Belt agencies preparing for possible tropical conditions

  Hattiesburg hoping for federal grant

  Addicts in recovery speaking out to help others

  Narcan training offered in local business

  Faith-based ministry fights addiction in Hattiesburg

  Jones County Sheriff’s Office dive team talks swimming safety

  Forrest Co. Youth Court adding building for mentorship program

  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