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Jessica Ralston is an "Ohio girl at heart" and is proud to anchor Good Day Columbus from 5am-9am weekdays on ABC6/FOX28.

She was raised in Youngstown, Ohio, and graduated from Youngstown State University during the "Jim Tressel" era.

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 evening Anchor\Reporter\Producer at WDTV, Newschannel 5.

After that, she laid down roots in Charleston, West Virginia at WSAZ TV-3. Jessica spent 10 years there, quickly working her way up from Reporter\Anchor to Evening Anchor. During her time in WV, Jessica was honored by the South Charleston Womens' Club as a "Woman of Achievement" and also honored by the Mayors' office with a "Key To The City Of Charleston".

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

During Jessica's time in WV, TN and OH she has won 5 Emmy awards and earned 16 Emmy nominations for Anchor, Breaking News and Team Coverage.

She has also been 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."

In 2019, Jessica was voted as one of the "Top 3 Anchorwomen" in the Columbus Dispatch "Top Picks" poll. In 2020, Jessica took home the top honor and was named the Columbus Dispatch "Top TV News Anchorwoman".

She has a long history of charity and volunteer work and fully believes in investing in the community and giving back in any way possible.

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

When she's not at work Jessica loves to hit the gym, travel the world, and spend quality time with family and friends.

She lives in downtown Columbus with her miniature Dachshund (Ellie Mae) and her Boxer (Parker-Paisley).

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