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. LRAPA Warns of Mill Fire Debris Dangers — July 25, 2014
  2. Suspect Arraigned for Murder — July 25, 2014
  3. Baby Contracts Bacterial Meningitis — July 10, 2014
  4. Crews Set Up for Circus — July 10, 2014
  5. New Rules to Protect Bees — June 27, 2014

Most commented posts

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

Author's posts listings

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 »

Armed Security Demand Grows

EUGENE, Ore. — The private sector is starting to fill a void where law enforcement can’t. In the event of a shooting or violent rampage, response time is critical. With cuts to public safety and the increasing probability of an active shooter situation, response isn’t getting any faster. Experts say that’s why the demand for … Continue reading »

Family Finds Body in Willamette River

Near ALBANY, Ore. –A disturbing discovery for a family hiking near Albany Sunday. The family spotted a body floating in the Willamette River west of Bryant Park around 3pm. Deputies say the body of a white man was floating ten feet from the shoreline and looked as though it had been there for quite some … Continue reading »

WWII Veteran Receives Top Honor

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene World War II veteran received a very special honor for his service Friday–one that the French consul says is overdue. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as 94-year-old Fred Selko was awarded the Chevalier Legion of Honor. It’s the highest honor given by the French government for military … Continue reading »

Riverkeepers Look to Improve Waterways

EUGENE, Ore. — A team of riverkeepers will spend the next few days on the water looking to improve the health of our local waterways. A group of five canoeists left from Whitely Landing in Santa Clara Friday morning on a 120-plus mile trip. The Willamette Riverkeepers are calling the four-day trip “The Willamette River … Continue reading »

Your Common Questions About Allergies

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of people are itching to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, but if you’re one of the many who suffers from allergies, that may leave you itching even more. Tree pollen is in high gear and many allergy sufferers are sniffling and sneezing because of it. We asked our … Continue reading »

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