Jessica Kartalija

//  Senior Consultant

Jessica has more than 15 years of communications and media experience.  She prepares clients for media interviews and public speaking engagements. Recent client engagements include Executives at Under Armour and Subject Matter Experts at the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Her professional career as a news-reporter/anchor includes: WJZ-TV (CBS) Baltimore, KOB-TV (NBC) as well as FOX 2’s News at Nine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During her time she covered Special Olympics, providing athletes with media coaching as they prepared to participate in national and international events. Before moving to New Mexico, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for KYMA-TV in Yuma, Ariz. While there, she won first place for hard news coverage by the Associated Press. She covered stories ranging from undocumented immigration as well as border security following tragic events on September 11th.

She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University and earned her Master’s degree in Communications and Media Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She also teaches public speaking at Stevenson University. She was named one of The Daily Record’s 40 Under 40 Leading Women and a Baltimore Rising Star from the Living Classrooms Foundation. Jessica is a member of the American News Women’s Club and National Press Club.

Jessica also played a reporter in the blockbuster movie, Transformers, which was filmed throughout New Mexico, as well as a news anchor in House of Cards.