Jessica Kartalija Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Children, CBS 3, Salary and Net Worth

Jessica Kartalija Biography

Jessica Kartalija is an American journalist who is currently working as the 5, 6, and 12 p.m. newscast anchor with Ukee Washington at CBS 3 Philadelphia. Joining the evening team at CBS3 in the fall of 2018, she came from CBS Baltimore, where she anchored the 5 pm news. Prior to Baltimore, Jessica worked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Yuma, Arizona.

Jessica Kartalija Age

Kartalija was born in San Diego, California, United States, on January 1, 1979. Therefore as of 2023 Jessica is 44 years old.

Jessica Kartalija Height

Kartalija stands at a height of 1.6m, and her weight is about 65 kg.

Jessica Kartalija Family

It is clear that Kartalija was born and raised in San Diego, California, but her family is originally from Pennsylvania. Additionally, she mentioned her family’s favorite vacation spot is anywhere in Europe, Italy, France, Spain, or San Diego. She also said that her favorite family memory is family ski trips and watching her son learn to do something she grew up doing with her parents.

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Jessica Kartalija Husband

Brian Anechorico married Jessica on 9 October 2009 being together for about 14 years in marriage. Brian a vastly known sales executive and a medical sales representative in Baltimore met Kartalija on Black Friday Shopping at Townsone Towne Mall. Together, they are happily blessed with a son, Drew Anechorico.  Jessica mentioned that 99 percent of her time is always thinking about Drew and her husband who is always a huge help. Subsequently, Kartalija said that the biggest challenge in juggling parenting is that from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. she’s out of the mix and she can’t pick Drew up, drive carpool or be there.

With her husband, they have two lab rescues, Luna and Torrey. Moreover, Kartalija says that her son understands that she has dreams and it shows him to want to have a family and his dream career. It also shows how Drew sees his supporting father Anechorico can be and he can also be the same way with his future partner. Currently, the family lives in Wayne, Philadelphia where Drew loves sports, especially lacrosse, school, and traveling.

Jessica Kartalija Career

Kartalija went to Torrey Pines High School from 1993 to 1997 and enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish. She completed a semester abroad living in Sevilla, Spain, and became fluent in Spanish. Subsequently, Jessica has a Master’s degree in Communications from John Hopkins University where her c

Kartalija is as well involved in the community and is on the advisory board of Horizons Greater Philadelphia, a camp for children with cancer.  Further, she has also worked with the Special Olympics, The House of Ruth Maryland, The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and was on the Board of Trustees at the Irvine Nature Center. In


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Movies and Films

In the 2007 American sci-fi action film based on Hasbro’s toy line of the same name, Jessica played the role of a news reporter. Likewise, she also played the first episode of the 2020 American psychological horror streaming television series created by Tony Basgallop, Servant as a news anchor. Kartalija was also a news anchor on the 2016 American political thriller streaming television series created by Beau Willimon, House of Cards, and featured in the 2013 short film, The Missouri Train also as a news anchor.


Details concerning Jessica’s body measurements are not yet disclosed to the public domain. Could it be she likes to keep this information private? However, by the look, she seems to have a slim-graceful body figure. 

Jessica Kartalija Salary

Kartalija’s salary is about $75,946 per year.

Jessica Kartalija’s Net Worth

Kartalija’s estimated net worth is $ 2.1 million. Her primary source is her job as the 5, 6, and 12 p.m. newscast anchor with Ukee Washington.

Social Media Accounts

Kartalija is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 17k followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 11k on Twitter