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…the Insight of a Young Ambitious Reporter

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Jennifer Ortega is the prime time reporter for ABC affiliate 16 WAPT News in Jackson, Mississippi.  Jennifer brings lead stories to...

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Professional Experience Reporter/Anchor- 16 WAPT News – Jackson MS September 2013- Present Responsible for contributing packages and live shots to...

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Email Jennifer at jenxnat@gmail.com or use the form below:

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Working a nightside shift in news is a whole different monster. Nightside means staying up late and sleeping in… going into work at 1:00 p.m. and getting out after the 10:00 p.m. newscast ends. At 16 WAPT News it means coming up with something fresh, completely new for the 10:00 p.m. show. Nothing that’s ran in the early shows at…

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9 months as a reporter in Jackson Mississippi has challenged me in all sorts of ways; my mental, emotional and physical ability to perform and to deliver. Who knew moving to the Capital City would establish my serious demeanor and allow me to cover the most crime I have ever experienced in my life. From murders, to drug busts, shootings,…

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This week will mark the 2nd holiday season that I spend away from my family… and while I absolutely LOVE what I do, it’s a struggle I deal with every day. Working at 16 WAPT News in Jackson MS for these last 3 months has taken me to the next level. I’m live on air 247, I have the opportunity to bring…

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It’s been a year and four months since I’ve joined the WCBI News Team in Columbus Mississippi. A career move that’s built my character, personally and professionally, that will carry on into the rest of my life. A lot of ups and enough downs to shape me and prepare me for the next move in my career. For those that…

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