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. Family Finds Body in Willamette River — April 20, 2014
  2. WWII Veteran Receives Top Honor — April 11, 2014
  3. Riverkeepers Look to Improve Waterways — April 11, 2014
  4. Your Common Questions About Allergies — April 10, 2014
  5. New Garment Production House Opens — 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. Bike Accident Triggers Safety Concerns — 6 comments

Author's posts listings

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 »

Fence Goes Up at Whoville

EUGENE, Ore. – The city of Eugene has taken a new, yet familiar approach to getting rid of illegal homeless campers in downtown Eugene. But campers at the site they call “Whoville” say they aren’t going anywhere. Campers say they are standing their ground until the city gives them space to legally stay. Eugene has opened a … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Faces DUII Charges

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene police say a drunk driver is responsible for a crash that sent an elderly woman to the hospital Wednesday night. Police say 59-year-old Steven Womack was travelling eastbound in an SUV and rear-ended an elderly woman. The crash that shut down the area near Autzen Stadium for hours. Police say when Womack … Continue reading »

Two Boys Reportedly Plan Assault

EUGENE, Ore. — Willamette High School is reminding students and staff to take threats seriously after two students were arrested Thursday. The two boys accused of planning to assault two teachers reportedly had weapons on them. They are charged with conspiracy to commit assault and disorderly conduct. Officers say one boy had two folding knives … Continue reading »

Kesey Documentary Premieres in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — An Oregon film producer is shedding new light on the life of famous Eugene author Ken Kesey. Kesey is known for his books One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest and Sometimes a Great Notion. The documentary has been in the works for about seven months. It’s part of the Oregon Public Broadcasting’s … Continue reading »

Court Hears Environmental Reform Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Two young Eugene residents are suing the state of Oregon for environmental reform. On Thursday, their case was heard by the Oregon Court of Appeals in front of dozens of law students and middle school students, during the court’s yearly trip to Eugene to hear cases in front of future lawyers and … Continue reading »

Body Found Near Fern Ridge Trail

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene Police are investigating a body found near a West Eugene bike trail. Police got a call that a pedestrian had found the body around 1:30 Sunday afternoon after hearing a dog barking near some brush. The body was found in an area by the Datalogic building on Terry Street.  Police have not released … Continue reading »

Committee Recommends Building Fred Meyer

EUGENE, Ore. — A screening committee says building a Fred Meyer in place of Eugene’s Civic Stadium is the best option. The committee rated all the proposals on a 100-point scale. The panel put a Fred Meyer lease as the top option (84.6 points), followed by the City of Eugene buying the land (65.9 points), … Continue reading »

City Attorney Arrested for Assault

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Longtime city attorney and city prosecutor of Cottage Grove, Sean Kelly, turned himself in Thursday night for fourth-degree assault, according to jail records. Oregon State Police say 44-year-old Kelly assaulted a 40-year-old female acquaintance the night before in the Cottage Grove area. Kelly is a contract lawyer for Cottage Grove, not … Continue reading »

Meet Hailey Richardson!

EUGENE, Ore. – Meet Hailey Reagan Richardson! She’s the newest member of the KEZI 9 News team. Anchors Brian and Jennifer Richardson welcomed Hailey into the world Friday night at 9:16. She weighs 7lbs, 13 ounces. The Richardsons are doing great and enjoying their new healthy and beautiful daughter. Congratulations!

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