Mount St. Joseph University

Elise Jesse

Humanities, Communication and New Media Studies, Psychology, Alumni

File Under: communications and new media studies, psychology, wlwt-tv channel 5

Elise Jesse '12

Currently, Elise Jesse holds a position as a Sports and Lifestyle Reporter at WLWT-TV on the News 5 Today morning show. While studying at the College of Mount St. Joseph as a psychology major, Jesse found her passion for writing and telling stories her junior year, leading to an internship at WLWT-TV Channel 5.

Returning to Cincinnati

After graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in communication studies, Jesse accepted a position as a Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter in Great Falls, Montana. Over one year later and a promotion as Lead Sports Anchor for primetime shows, Jesse returned to Cincinnati after a position opened up where her career first started, at WLWT-TV Channel 5. “I jumped on it because it was the station where I interned,” says Jesse, “I wanted to be on this team and back in the city I grew up in.”

Jesse works hard getting into the station at 2 a.m., researching sports and fact checking stories. Additionally she produces and writes five different segments before going on air and reporting them live. The Mount grad followed her dreams of being a sports caster and says, “If you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen.”