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. Police Investigate Deadly Bike Crash — July 31, 2014
  2. LRAPA Warns of Mill Fire Debris Dangers — July 25, 2014
  3. Suspect Arraigned for Murder — July 25, 2014
  4. Baby Contracts Bacterial Meningitis — July 10, 2014
  5. Crews Set Up for Circus — July 10, 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

Author's posts listings

Senator Wyden Visits Growler Business

EUGENE, Ore. — Two proposed rules that would have affected the beer and wine industry in Oregon have been knocked down. On Thursday, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) visited the Tap and Growler in Eugene to talk about his role in defeating two federal agencies from making these changes. One was a rule that would basically … Continue reading »

Crews Prep Field for Pre Classic

EUGENE, Ore. — Hayward Field was being transformed into a world class track venue Thursday. The Prefontaine Classic starts Friday. Nike was already there setting up, and volunteers put up signs and prepared the field for the three-day event. Some of the best athletes in the world will be competing until Sunday. Many are already … Continue reading »

Softball Fans Cheer on Ducks

EUGENE, Ore. — If a restaurant or bar in the Eugene area had a TV, it was probably turned to the Women’s College World Series on Thursday. The lady Ducks were on every single TV set at the Wild Duck Cafe near campus. We talked to one group who reserved a table in advance to … Continue reading »

WWII Vets Honored with D.C. Trip

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of World War II veterans are going into this holiday weekend with a renewed perspective of what it means to be a war survivor. They just returned from the South Willamette Oregon Honor Flight. KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Debbas has more on this historic tour.

Flags Fly for World Junior Championships

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 200 flags are flying high over the south side of Hayward Field. It’s all to make participants of this year’s IAAF World Junior Championships feel a little more at home. There are 177 flags–one for each country that will be represented come July. Hayward will host thousands of international athletes, the … Continue reading »

Cheetah Visits Cesar Chavez Elementary

EUGENE, Ore. — Cheetah pride has a whole new meaning at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. The school’s mascot came to life during an assembly Thursday morning. Two-year-old Khayam is an ambassador cheetah at the Wildlife Safari in Winston. Caretakers take the 96-pound cheetah on tour with them as part of their education program, and it’s … Continue reading »

Residents Give Input on Market District

EUGENE, Ore. — What would you like to see built in downtown Eugene? That’s what a group of developers were out to ask the community Friday. Anyone had the chance to give their two cents about what should go into the market district. That’s the gravel lot near Oak and 6th Avenue. Developers were taking … Continue reading »

UO Showcases Student-Built House

EUGENE, Ore. — A home in west Eugene, designed and built by students, will soon go on the market. The construction deadline is dependent on school terms. The project is a partnership between University of Oregon architecture students and Lane Community College carpentry students. It’s the first home built through the program, designed and constructed … Continue reading »

School on Lockdown After Shots Fired

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thurston Middle School was placed on lockdown Thursday morning, and three other schools on lockout, after reports came in of shots fired. Two Thurston Middle School staff members and an employee at the neighboring Splash! at Lively Park alerted Springfield police after hearing gunshots. Officers responded to the 6200 block of Thurston … Continue reading »

Jury Sentences Taylor to Death

¬†EUGENE, Ore. — A Lane County jury says convicted murderer David Ray Taylor should be sentenced to death for his crimes. There were a lot of hugs and tears from the victim’s family after hearing that verdict. The jury believes taylor is a continuing threat to society, and that he deliberately killed 22-year-old Celestino Gutierrez … Continue reading »

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