Jessica Gruenling joined the KBTX News 3 team in February 2017 as a reporter/weekend producer, coming to the Brazos Valley from Anchorage where she was the Sports Director and Anchor at KTBY/KYUR.
Jessica was born and raised on the East coast and calls Philadelphia, PA home. She graduated from Temple University with a degree in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media.
During her time at Temple, Jessica interned at 97.5 The Fanatic, CBS 3, and Comcast Sportsnet. All of those experiences prepared her to pack up and move across the country to report in Anchorage, Alaska.
Jessica reported and anchored at the Anchorage Fox/ABC affiliate Your Alaska Link, for three years. There, she started as the education reporter for the state covering everything from what was going on inside the classrooms to the education budget deficits across the state.
After a few months Jessica found herself helping in the sports department. She made the move to full time Sports Anchor two years later and would become the first female sports director in the state of Alaska. She fell in love with the state’s sport, the Iditarod, braving the negative temperatures to report along the trail. She also had the opportunities to cover the Seattle Seahawks and the UAA women’s basketball teams run to the Division II National Championship.
Jessica is an avid New York sports fan and enjoys cheering on the Yankees and Giants in her spare time as well as spending time with family and friends, shopping, and traveling.
Jessica is so excited to join the KBTX news team and report on stories that matter most to the people of the Brazos Valley. You can follow her on social media @JessGruenling. She looks forward to getting to know the people of the Brazos Valley, so be sure to say hi!