Connect with Jesse:
When did you start working here? March 2013
Where else have you worked? Hearst Corporation Digital Content Manager; WLWT-TV Morning Producer; KVEW-TV Assignment Editor/Producer; KCCI-TV Weekend Producer
Where did you go to college? Drake University (2006). I graduated with bachelor's degrees in journalism and history, with an emphasis on the macroeconomics of the Cold War.
What are you most proud of when it comes to your work? So far it's been working on our Cincinnati beer section. The city is amazingly lucky to have such a great brewing history and community. It's been such a blast to be able to meet with the brewers and home brewers to show how the Queen City is making itself known nationally and around the world once again.
What are you most proud of in your own life? It's never been my goal in life to win awards or to seek accolades. Instead, I've always been focused on the idea of community service. Most of my family has served their community and country in some capacity, so when it came time for my generation to pick up the torch I decided to go into journalism. If I can go home each day knowing that I helped educate people about the world they live in, protect them from a dangerous storm or even just shave a few minutes off their commute, I know I'm doing something worthwhile.
What do you love about living in the Tri-State? I love that Cincinnati has it's own vibe. We have all the best parts of the big city and few of the downsides.
What are your favorite local hangouts/places, sports & cultural institutions? I'll admit to being a bit of hipster. Ever since I moved to the Tri-State seven years ago, I've been drawn to Over-the-Rhine. It's been such an amazing experience to see an entire neighborhood climb its way out of calamity and back into a vibrant, bustling community full of art, music and amazing food.
All-time favorites? Wow, there are just too many things on that list to even attempt this question.
Other than 9 On Your Side & WCPO.com, you get your news from: Slate, CNN, Wired and Reddit
Apps you can't live without? Yelp, Pandora and Twitter