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.
Florida residents in the path of Hurricane Irma have evacuated to Jackson and hotels have filled up fast, if not already full. One family who talked to 3 on your side made the drive to the capital city from Florida.
Jackson police are on the hunt for a person who fired shots at a south Jackson apartment complex, striking one man. It happened at Greenbriar Apartments just off McDowell Road shortly before 6 Thursday evening. Malvina Stinger said, "I heard five shots. The guy ran up towards my steps then he turned back around and I saw his arm and it was bleeding where he got shot at." Apartment residents ducked for cover after hearing multiple gun shots ring outside their door. String...
A 13-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the back in south Jackson. Jackson Police arrested and charged 16-year-old Jaquentis Camper with aggravated assault and possession of a stolen firearm.
A manhunt is underway for Curtis Wilson, considered dangerous. He is wanted by US Marshals. Richland Police told 3 On Your Side he was last seen behind Herc Rental and the railroad tracks Wednesday night in Richland.
On Thursday in Jefferson Davis County, thousands of marijuana plants were discovered by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. Our cameras were let inside the 6-acre grow operation worth millions of dollars. As we were there, MBN agents were digging up the plants and destroying the cannabis.
The union vote at Canton's Nissan plant is just over a week away. Some employees are voicing their frustration after learning the United Auto Workers has given thousands of dollars to area non-profits, churches, hotels and individuals.
Many people in the metro area have experienced problems with their air conditioners because of the hot temperatures. 3 On Your Side caught up with one technician who was repairing a unit in Madison on Friday.