CBS 3's Jessica Dean Biography: Married & Keeping Wedding Vows Strong
Professional and Personal life doesn't seem to bode well with each other when it comes to renowned personalities. Well, not for famous TV Journalist Jessica Dean specifically, who has been able to stabilize her personal life (her married life with husband) and her professional life in the long run.
The Arkansas-native is an American journalist, reporter, and anchor who is famed for her distinguished work bound CBS 3 networks.
Work Bound: Jessica Dean reports about Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) facing a stiff challenge from Democrat State Sen. Jennifer Wexton In Virginia's 10th district (Published on 16 October 2018)
She is currently working as Washington Correspondent for CNN.
Jessica Dean's Enchanting Biography Reveals Supportive Family
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 22 August 1985, Jessica Dean holds an American nationality and is of white ethnical background.
Growing up in Little Rock with a supportive family, she was always persuaded in her studies and career decision. And at just the tender age of three, she began to take ballet classes and had passions for making a day trip to local museums and places.
As for her education, she completed her schooling, from a local high school in her hometown. Following the graduation, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled at Annenberg School for her early schooling.
Later, she attended the University of Southern California’s Annenberg from where she graduated with a bachelor degree in broadcast journalism with Cum Laude. During her sophomore year in the college, she also did her internship at NBC’s “Dateline.”
Her Journey To CBS 3
After the graduations, she started her career as a reporter for the station KNWA/KFTA located in Fort Smith, Arkansas; some of her responsibilities during this time included being an editor, anchor, reporter and photographer-and although she didn’t like photography-she was thankful for the numerous roles she had the chance to incorporate within the early phases of her career.
Aside from her work with KNWA and the station KATV located in Little Rock, she also garnered more working experiences from NBC affiliate KARK-TV, Little Rock in 2011.
Having been instrumental ever since her early career, she finally got the chance to join CBS 3 in 2013. She joined CBS 3 as the weekday evening anchor, often alongside Chris May in the station’s various evening newscasts.
The Arkansas-native then moved to Philadelphia, and eventually become one of the anchors of “Eyewitness News” alongside Ukee Washington, and of “the Digital Brief,” a part of the channel’s online website CBSPhilly.com.
During her working tenure as a CBS 3 correspondent, she was able to participate in several high profile events as a reporter, including; presenting during the 2016 Democratic National Convention and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.
Her crowd-appealing personality and gorgeous looks with a suiting height, made numerous of her spectators to wait desperately for her shows.
And after prospering her career as being a CBS 3 Correspondent, Jessica then decided to leave the network (no personal causes) after five years, so as to seek a new challenge for herself.
I'm Done: Jessica Dean confirms about her exit from CBS 3 networks (Photo: Jessica Dean's Twitter)
Later, the veteran journalist joined CNN as a Washington correspondent on 2018.
At Age 33, How Much Salary Is She Earning?
An outstanding TV news personality, she indeed has collected an excellent amount of salary throughout her career from her stints at various prominent channels; CBS and CNN.
According to Glassdoor, the average salary of the correspondent is around $77K - $144K and given the fact that Jessica, age 33, is one of the pioneers in the field, she enjoys more salary than that.
But, up to date, her exact numbers of net worth and salary are yet to be disclosed officially.
Successful Professional-Personal Life; Got Married To Her Husband In Widespread Wedding
Being a well-established journalist, the Arkansas-native, age 33, has successfully maintained her married life with the communication strategist.
The lucky man (her husband) is none other than Blake Rutherford, a renowned entrepreneur as well.
After dating each other for some years, the couple got married in a Catholic wedding at the home of the bride's parents in 2013.
I'm Yours: Jessica Leigh Dean & Blake Spencer Rutherford on Oct. 24 at the home of the bride's parents following their matrimonial (Photo: arkansas.com)
Currently, the sweet-chain couple, who are yet to have a baby of their own, reside in Washington, D.C. with their family dog, Lab (mix named Finn).