Jessica Cook joined the WEEK/HOI News team in May 2015 as a general assignment reporter and became the Weekend Anchor and general assignment reporter in September 2016.
Jess is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
While in Champaign, she interned at WICD NewsChannel 15, anchored, produced and reported for UI-7 news and worked for Fighting Illini Productions. Jess also interned at WUSN 99.5 in Chicago.
She has loved exploring Central Illinois and being involved in the community. If you see her out, stop and say hi!
Jess loves sharing stories that make a difference to the community.