Jessica Debbas

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Name: Jessica Debbas
Date registered: April 16, 2012


Jessica joined the KEZI 9 evening news team as a reporter in February 2011. Jessica comes to Eugene from Bozeman, Montana where she was a reporter and anchor for KTVM/NBC Montana. She received her B.A. in Journalism from San Diego State University in 2008. In San Diego she interned at KUSI News. After graduation she moved to Seattle and worked as a news assistant for CBS affiliate KIRO 7, where she fell in love with the Northwest and is thrilled to be back. Jessica grew up in Carlsbad, California. Even though San Diego will always be home, she is excited for new adventures in Oregon.

Latest posts

  1. César Chávez Students Donate Food — November 21, 2014
  2. OSP Responds to Fatal Crash On Hwy 99 — November 21, 2014
  3. Crowd Watches Immigration Announcement — November 20, 2014
  4. UO Receives $50 Million Donation — November 13, 2014
  5. Whiteaker Thanksgiving Turkeys Delivered — November 13, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Driver Claims Self-Defense in Shooting — 16 comments
  2. Friends Remember Train Accident Victim — 12 comments
  3. Students Protest Zimmerman Verdict — 12 comments
  4. Elderly Woman Dies in Springfield Crash — 9 comments
  5. Coping with the Stanford Loss — 8 comments

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César Chávez Students Donate Food

EUGENE, Ore. — A small walk across the street is making a big impact in Eugene, especially as we head into the holidays. Students at César Chávez Elementary School loaded up shopping carts, boxes, and armfuls of food. They walked it from their classrooms to the food pantry at Eugene Faith Center. The kids have been collecting … Continue reading »

OSP Responds to Fatal Crash On Hwy 99

Correction from video: Police say the Toyota Tacoma was heading northbound not southbound. EUGENE, Ore. (UPDATE: 4:00 p.m.) — Highway 99 has reopened south of Junction City after it was closed for hours while police were investigating a deadly crash. It happened just before 7 a.m. Friday on Highway 99 north of Mill Iron Road. … Continue reading »

Crowd Watches Immigration Announcement

EUGENE, Ore. — Throughout the state Thursday night crowds gathered to watch President Barack Obama’s immigration announcement. “They have to drive. They have to go to work. They have to take the kids to school. They have to go to church, but many of them are looking over their shoulders,” said Juan Carlos Valle, LULAC … Continue reading »

UO Receives $50 Million Donation

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is celebrating a very large gift from former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie that adds up to millions of dollars. Last month the UO announced a $2 billion fundraising goal. Now it’s $50 million closer. This money will be used in three different ways. Twenty-five … Continue reading »

Whiteaker Thanksgiving Turkeys Delivered

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College got a big delivery in time for the Thanksgiving holiday–1,500 pounds of turkey. LCC is getting ready for the 26th annual Whiteaker Free Community Thanksgiving Day dinner. Culinary arts students will prepare the turkeys that will feed more than 2,200 homeless and less fortunate men, women, and children. “We … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Newport Boy Found Safe

UPDATE: The Newport boy who went missing Saturday afternoon has been found safe. NEWPORT, Ore. — Newport Police and Oregon State Police need your help finding a missing 10-year-old boy. Anthony McCorkle disappeared from his home on NE 36th Saturday afternoon. His parents say he’s wearing shorts with shark print and blue shoes. Anthony is … Continue reading »

Mapleton on the Mend

MAPLETON, Ore. — Friday was another somber day in Mapleton. Residents are still trying to wrap their heads around the loss of two of their own–Abby Boydston and Weston Bowman. Both were athletes, good students, and very much loved by their friends and family. Five teenagers were on their way to breakfast at Pop’s Gingerbread … Continue reading »

Two Students Die in Highway 126 Crash

MAPLETON, Ore. — The town of Mapleton is grieving the loss of two high school students who died in a car crash Thursday morning. ODOT is already responding, saying they will increase the safety on Highway 126 as the deaths bring the number of fatalities on the highway up to 10 just this year. Oregon … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Accused of Kidnap, Rape

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife early Saturday morning. Police say when the woman arrived at her home, Jose Alfredo Ortiz, 42, was waiting for her. He allegedly forced her into his car and back to his home at 2120 S. A Street. Officers say Ortiz … Continue reading »

Man Dies in 7th Ave. Crash

EUGENE, Ore. — An elderly man was killed in a crash on W. 7th Ave. in Eugene Saturday morning. Police say the man’s van traveled off the road and hit a tree between Charnelton and Olive Streets. Police say speed was not a factor. The man’s name has not yet been released. All lanes of … Continue reading »

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