Jessica Arp

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Hometown: Arlington, Wisconsin

High School: Poynette High School

College: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Other Journalism Experience: Intern at WKOW-TV

Started at News 3 Now on: June 14, 2004

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

It’s a tie between the lakes and the University. I’m always struck by how beautiful our city is, and how vibrant the UW makes it.(Especially on Badger Saturdays!)

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered?

The way politics is going in Wisconsin, wait five minutes and I’ll let you know! Covering the introduction of the Budget Repair Bill in 2011, through the protests and historic elections that resulted was probably the most challenging and interesting story I’ve ever covered. I will also never forget covering the shooting at Weston High School in September of 2006.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Spare time? What’s that?  I like spending time with my family and teaching my kiddo about all the things I love– including running (I’ve done two half-marathons and a full will be in my future!), yoga, scrapbooking, reading and  gardening.  If I get a night out I’d see a concert or try a new restaurant.

What is your family life like? Significant other, married, kids?

I was married to my wonderful husband Brad in 2005, had my daughter Hadley in 2013 and we have a labradoodle named Brees.

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Cookies & Cream

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Anywhere! I love to travel.   So far my favorite destinations are Denver, CO, Maui, HI or Seattle, WA.  I’m dying to take a bucket-list trip to Spain.

What was your favorite band when you were in high school?

I was (and still am!) a pretty big Foo Fighters fan.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

I love running–but love watching football or basketball.

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be?

I would be able to hear through walls. I’m always wondering what goes on behind closed doors, especially in the Capitol!

Articles

Few showers expected this afternoon -Haddie

A difficult week ahead in the coronavirus fight begins with a US death toll nearing 10,000

Blitzer: Let's not forget, these are not just numbers

Surfing helps kids overcome trauma

Brazil's favelas are left to combat Covid-19 on their own

Doctor: Splitting a single ventilator only works for some

Doctor on unproven drug: You could lose your life

Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine

Trump doubles down on unproven drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus

Sanctuary fears for animals featured in Netflix show

What happened to the big cats of 'Tiger King'?

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COVID: FAUCI-LIGHT AT THEN END OF TUNNEL ISN'T CONTRADICTORY

COVID: TRUMP-WOULD WEAR MASK IF IT WAS IMPORTANT

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DE: COVID- JOE BIDEN FAMILY TOWN HALL

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Trump sees 'light at the end of the tunnel' at start of 'Pearl Harbor' week

COVID: TRUMP- VENTILATORS SENT TO NJ, MI, LA, IL

COVID: TRUMP- COULD USE USNS COMFORT FOR COVID

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UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests

FILE: COVID: UK: PRIME MINISTER ADMITTED TO HOSPITAL

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Virus coping guide: How to stay well, stay positive and keep busy

‘It truly means the world to us’: Firefighter sends back words of thanks after chalk drawings show up outside department

OH: COVID: CHURCHGOERS ON WHY THEY'RE STILL ATTENDING SVCS

Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

What's for dinner? Tips, tricks and recipes for another week of quarantine cooking

(TAGS) US BRACING FOR 'HARDEST, SADDEST WEEK' OF PANDEMIC

Wisconsin mayors call for DHS secretary to take emergency action, stop in-person voting

Speaker Vos, Assembly Republicans send Gov. Evers list of priorities for federal assistance

Racine man arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine

Sharing stories from front-line health care workers

Inside the ER: The incredible fight against coronavirus

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