Jess was born in Colorado and moved to Minnetonka, Minnesota when she was six. UMD brought Jess North to Duluth! While attending college at UMD, Jess also helped build/start the Women’s Lacrosse Program and played all 4 years. Jess has been with NBC since 2001. Jess started working at the station as a production assistant during college and after completing her degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2004, started in Sales.
Jess loves Duluth! Hiking, camping, traveling, fishing, golfing, boating, being by the water, ice fishing, snowshoeing, cabin time, and hanging out with her two dogs Ki and Lyla these are just a few of her favorite past times. In Jess’s free time she also co-owns an online clothing company with her boyfriend; 218 Hockey.
Jess is a huge fan of sports, her favorites to cheer on are the Denver Broncos, the Nebraska Huskers, the Minnesota Wild, and the UMD Bulldogs.