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. Shop with a Cop — August 21, 2014
  2. Prohibiting Police Profiling — August 14, 2014
  3. Festival of Eugene Donation Retracted — August 8, 2014
  4. Team in Eugene During Hurricane Warning — August 7, 2014
  5. Police Investigate Deadly Bike Crash — July 31, 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

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 »

Landslide Closes Stagecoach Rd

SWISSHOME, Ore. — A stretch of roadway in Swisshome will be closed to drivers for the next few days, as crews work to clear debris from a landslide. Officials say the landslide caused multiple large rocks, trees and power lines to crash down. The debris was blocking Stagecoach Rd. near milepost 9.5. The road will … Continue reading »

Josh Bidwell Golf Classic 2014

ROSEBURG, Ore. — It certainly wasn’t the weather that brought dozens of celebrities out to play golf at the Roseburg Country Club Friday, but an event that’s giving back to the community in a big way. They aren’t professional golfers, but many playing the game are linked together through a professional sports background. “Early 2000s … Continue reading »

A Cheetah Cub’s Chance at Life

WNSTON, Ore. — Another mark that spring has sprung! There’s a new baby cheetah at Wildlife Safari in Winston. But it wasn’t an easy delivery process. KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Debbas shows us how caretakers had to intervene to give this cub a chance at life.

Child Tests Positive for Meth

ROSEBURG, Ore. — A Douglas County man is in jail, accused of child neglect. Roseburg police say officers were called to Mercy Medical Center on May 1 after a 3-year-old girl tested positive for meth. Ronald Jeffrey Locker, 34, is facing charges of second-degree child neglect and endangering the welfare of a minor. The child … Continue reading »

Local Blazers Fans Excited for Game Six

EUGENE, Ore. — This Friday night, it’s all about the Portland Trail Blazers for many sports fans. The Blazers are taking on the Houston Rockets in Portland in game six of the first round of the playoff series. If the team wins Friday night, it’ll be their first appearance in the second round of playoffs … Continue reading »

Oregon Unveils New Child Welfare Model

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Human Services is making some changes that should help reduce the number of kids in foster care. And Lane County is one of the first in the state to implement the new system. The new plan includes helping families pay for things like housing, alcohol and drug rehab, … Continue reading »

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