Jessica Renee Holmes was born on November 17, 1976 in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a TV personality that is known for hosting the popular Nickelodeon TV series Slime Time Live. Currently she works as the morning news anchor for KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles.
Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television.
As hard as it seems to imagine, the now famous and beloved TV host was a surprisingly shy kid from middle school to high school in Florida. “I wasn’t that kid in the school plays or the choir. I didn’t want to have the spotlight on me at all.”
Start With Slime
Her career began when she accepted a position as the co-host of the popular Nickelodeon TV series Slime Time Live in 1999. She first started as intern before using her charm to move up to the hosting position. The show was a huge success for the Nickelodeon network as it aired for eight consecutive seasons.
Part of her role as co-host was to go get "slimed" or "pied". She described her job duties during an interview: “Part of my job description was to get slimed and pied on a daily basis. You can’t really beat that for a day of work.”
Jessica told Kidz World how excited she was about Slime Time when they asked if it was her dream job to be the host, “For this point in my life, yes, it is. Because it was my first opportunity I didn't expect to be where I am - it just fell in my lap and that was the most exciting thing for me. I was just an intern here and I wanted to be on TV but I didn't know how to go about it. It's hard when you first start out because you don't know how to do it, or how to get to where you wanna go. In the future I would love to work on a show like Regis and Kelly, The View or The Today Show.”
It was almost as if Jessica had a crystal ball when she was working for Slime Time. She may eventually get her wish and host her own morning talk show but for now she is perfectly happy with her news anchoring career.
News Broadcasting Career
In 2000, Jessica moved to New York to anchor the show Bragging Rights on the Outdoor Life Network, which is what we now know as the NBC Sports Network. In summary, it was a reality show that had male contestants taking part in challenging and daring outdoor sports. The show wasn’t exactly Jessica’s favorite to host but it was a job that paid her bills.
In 2005, after her stint in New York, she packed up and headed to Los Angeles. “I didn’t know anybody so I’m not sure what I was thinking. Being in television was such a fun job. I wasn’t really sure what else I could do.”
|Date of Birth:||November 17, 1976|
|Alma Mater:||University of Central Florida|
|T.V. Show(s):||KTLA Morning News, Slime Time Live|
|Birth Place:||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Net Worth:||$ 600 thousand dollars approximately|