Jessica Debbas

Author's details

Name: Jessica Debbas
Date registered: April 16, 2012

Biography

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. WWII Veteran Receives Top Honor — April 11, 2014
  2. Riverkeepers Look to Improve Waterways — April 11, 2014
  3. Your Common Questions About Allergies — April 10, 2014
  4. New Garment Production House Opens — April 4, 2014
  5. IHS Students Take on Global Issues — April 4, 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. Coping with the Stanford Loss — 8 comments
  5. Two Dead Bodies Found in Springfield — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

Eugene Teen Struck by Car

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene high school student was taken to the hospital Thursday morning, after she was hit by a car. She is expected to be okay. Police say the driver was turning left onto River Road from River Avenue and didn’t see the teen, who was walking back to class. Officers say she … Continue reading »

Oregon Logging Conference Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Logging Conference kicked off Thursday, and it’s catering to the next generation of loggers. The conference is the largest equipment show west of the Mississippi. Local students had the chance to take a tour at the Lane County Fairgrounds. Kids got to learn about everything from what it takes to … Continue reading »

Localized Flooding on Sunderman Road

MARCOLA, Ore. — Emergency workers in Lane County are closely monitoring rivers and streams and warning residents about localized flooding. Emergency managers says they are keeping a close eye on the Row River and the McKenzie River near Vida–both with banks reaching close to full. Other problem spots are the Mohawk and Siuslaw rivers. Neither … Continue reading »

River Levels Rise 6 Feet in a Day

VIDA, Ore. — Nearby streams and rivers will likely continue to rise as another storm makes it through our area. And, residents on the riverfront just saw a dramatic increase in water levels this week. KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Debbas talks to homeowners in Vida about the latest flood watch.

Sunday Closures

Here are a list of closures for Sunday, February 9th. If you know of a closure that you want added to the list e-mail us at newsdesk@kezi.com. Church Services: EUGENE FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE ALLISON PARK CHRISTIAN EUGENE CENTRAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN EUGENE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN EUGENE NORTHWEST HILLS COMMUNITY CHURCH IN CORVALLIS … Continue reading »

Stuck in the South Hills

EUGENE, Ore. — If you think shoveling snow, de-icing your car and driving around is rough, try living in the south hills of Eugene.  Most people up there are lucky if they can get on the roads at all. KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Debbas shows us the struggles of the snowy south hills.

Springfield Initiates Early Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some school districts have already cancelled classes for Friday, including Corvallis, Sweet Home and Oregon State University. And while many took the day off Thursday, it was a regular day for others. Eugene 4J was one of the districts that didn’t shut down Thursday, despite getting several inches of snow. It will … Continue reading »

Affair of the Heart Postponed

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of events have been cancelled or postponed because of this week’s snowstorm, including Thursday night’s 11th annual Affair of the Heart. The free evening for women at the Lane Events Center has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m. Affair of the Heart features vendors who focus on … Continue reading »

Shooting Raises Self-Defense Questions

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield police say they’re making progress in the investigation of a deadly shooting Wednesday night. Investigators say the man is claiming self-defense, but they’re dealing with some conflicting witness statements. Police say it happened just before 8 p.m. Wednesday night on Bob Straub Parkway. They say there was a crash between two … Continue reading »

Driver Claims Self-Defense in Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The man who Springfield police say shot and killed another man on Bob Straub Parkway Wednesday night is claiming self defense. Police are investigating whether 34-year-old Gerald Strebendt was justified in his actions when he reportedly shot a man who crashed into his truck. Officers are now asking witnesses to come forward to … Continue reading »

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