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Jessie Foster

Jessie Foster

Producer/reporter/anchor, NewsChannel 21

I was raised in Central Oregon from an early age and am elated to produce, report and anchor the news for the community that helped me grow into a young adult.

I did not know what I wanted to be when I was growing up, but by high school I realized that “anything-but-math” could work for me. Journalism and public speaking sparked my interest during high school.

I graduated from Summit High School in 2012, and attended the University of Oregon thereafter. I recently graduated Cum Laude from the School of Journalism and Communications with a minor in political science in June 2016. I was raised in a family of Beaver fans, so imagine the shock when a first-generation Duck emerged!

During my time at Oregon, I worked with the Daily Emerald newspaper as an opinion columnist, was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, reported and anchored for the student-run Duck TV Broadcasting, and studied cultural journalism in Greece and Italy during my junior year.

In the summer of 2014, I interned with KTVZ and acquired the essential skills that I needed to pursue my career as a broadcast journalist and future storyteller. This history with NewsChannel 21 makes me all the more delighted to work in my hometown.

While I’m not covering the news, I’ll either be on horseback or at a rodeo, hiking the Cascades, enjoying the local brewery community, running the river trail, hanging out with dogs, or stuffing my nose into a good book.

Everyone has a story, and I am thrilled to work at KTVZ with inspiring coworkers around me to share those stories with the community and the world.