Jessica Flores joins KPIX 5 as a reporter, after spending three years in Phoenix covering stories throughout Arizona. For FOX 10 Phoenix, she reported on immigration, politics and national breaking news.
She’s passionate about shedding light on injustices. Her coverage of record-long voting lines during the 2016 presidential primary in Maricopa County, Arizona, gained national attention, leading to a public apology from the county’s top voting official. Jessica’s reporting on an undocumented mother battling breast cancer in jail was followed by the woman’s release a few days later. Her original reporting on quadruplets, who lost their mother after birth, helped sparked a half a million dollar international fundraising campaign for the babies.
Whether it is breaking news or politics, Jessica is committed to keeping the public informed. She was among the first reporters on the ground in Northern Arizona as one of the deadliest wildfires in history claimed the lives of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire. She delivered exclusive reports, including the first interview with the captain’s widow. During the 2016 Presidential campaign, she covered campaign stops from the major candidates and delivered a one-on-one interview with Bernie Sanders on border issues.
Prior to FOX 10 Phoenix, she reported for the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs. In Southern California, she covered extreme weather, dangerous road conditions, and tenants living in crumbling neighborhoods. Her reporting on the disappearance of an American family in Mexico led to investigations on both sides of the border.
Jessica returns to the Bay Area where she attended Stanford University, graduating with BA in Political Science and Communication. She received her Masters in Journalism from the University of Southern California, where she was awarded the prestigious Annenberg Fellowship.
Jessica is originally from the Los Angeles area, but has many family members in the Bay Area. When she’s not working, Jessica enjoys exploring new restaurants, hiking, yoga and spending time with her husband, family and friends. Have a story idea? Let her know!
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