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Jessica Ralston is an Emmy winning Anchor\Reporter who is proud to be a part of the ABC6\FOX28 "Good Day Columbus" team.

Jessica brings decades of experience to the news team after working at several stations throughout the Midwest.

She was raised in Youngstown, Ohio and is a graduate of Youngstown State University. She got her start in news as a Producer at WFMJ-TV21 in Youngstown. Then she moved on to Clarksburg, West Virginia where she worked as an Anchor\Reporter at WDTV, Newschannel 5.

After that, she went to Charleston, West Virginia and laid down some roots at WSAZ TV-3. Jessica spent 10 years there and worked her way up from Reporter to Evening Anchor. During that time, she was honored with 8 EMMY nominations and 4 EMMY awards for her work as an anchor, covering major breaking news.

She was also honored with 36 Associated Press and Broadcaster's awards; including multiple consecutive wins for "Broadcast Journalist of the Year," "Best Anchor", "Best Reporter", "Best Enterprise Reporter", "Best Breaking News Coverage" and "Best Newscast."

She was also deeply connected to the community through a long list of charity\volunteer organizations including the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the YWCA Sojourner's Shelter.

Jessica then left the mountains of West Virginia for the bright lights of "Music City". She moved to Nashville and WTVF Newschannel 5, where she anchored the evening newscasts and hosted a show called "Openline".

While in Nashville, Jessica was part of a team nominated for an EMMY for 4 hours of live coverage of the "Country Music Marathon." She was also actively involved with the YWCA's fundraising efforts for victims of domestic violence and also worked with "Girl's Inc", a program that mentors girls from the inner city.

While in Music City, "Nashville Scene" magazine featured Jessica as a "Style Setter: One of the city's 10 best-dressed".

When she's not at work Jessica loves to travel the world with her husband and spend time with family and friends.

Jessica has family in 2 very different parts of the country. Her father's side lives in freezing cold "almost Canada" Superior, Wisconsin. Her mother's side lives in "always sunny" Orlando, Florida.

Jessica lives in Columbus with her husband Jimmy and 2 miniature Dachshunds, Ginger and Ellie Mae.

She is passionate about helping victims of crime find justice, issues that affect women/children, and she is an advocate for animals.

If you have a story idea, send Jessica an e-mail jralston@sbgtv.com or contact her on Twitter or Facebook