New Anchor Hire in Philly

FTVLive was the FIRST to tell you that KYW (Philly) main Anchor Jessica Dean was leaving the CBS O&O.

Now, the Philly station has named her replacement and the new Anchor is named Jessica as well.

KYW says that starting next week Jessica Kartalija will replace Jessica Dean on the station’s main newscasts. writes that Kartalija comes to CBS3 from Baltimore's CBS affiliate, WJZ- where she began working as a reporter and anchor in 2006. Prior to her run at that station, Kartalija got her start at Yuma, Arizona's KYMA, an NBC affiliate, as well as the Telemundo-affiliated KASA in New Mexico.

"I'm delighted to call Philly home," Kartalija said. "From skiing the Pocono Mountains to soaking up the sun down the shore, and showing our 7-year-old all the museums and culture the city has to offer, we can't wait to dive in."