Born in Kankakee County, and a graduate of the Bishop McNamara class of 2005. Jessie grew up playing the morning Time Capsule on “The Valley” with her mom on the way to school. In athletics her entire life, she also spent many weekends in the car with her dad singing along to “River Country” while traveling to games. Her roots run deep in local radio!
It’s like “The Three Little Bears” … At 19, Jessie started behind the front desk at Milner Media. Although that proved to be the wrong fit. After some time, she moved to a seat behind her own desk as an Account Representative. Jessie enjoyed writing creative radio commercials and planning successful promotions for her clients, but that still wasn’t quite right. Heart set on a seat behind the microphone, Jessie vacated her position to devote her time to pursing that passion.
The Right Fit. At 31, “Bess Jess” was born and awarded with on hour every weekday as part of the Wake N Jake Morning show on WFAV, 95.1FM. Listeners tuning in between 8am and 9am laugh along with fellow Bishop Mac grad Wake N Jake and Bess Jess while discussing entertaining topics, local sports, and interactive polls. Recently, Jessie joined the WIVR 101.7 and 103.7 River County lineup. Happily taking her seat behind the microphone from 3-7pm weekdays, and 4-8pm on weekends.
Jessie’s Mantra: “Live Your Dreams! Life is far too short to spend a moment of it unhappy”