Columbia College Chicago                                                 M.A. | Journalism    
Wright State University                                                     B.A. | English                 


Book Ghostwriter                                                                 Cincinnati, Ohio             2015-2016

“Beautiful Scars” released in May 2016., Insider |  The E.W. Scripps Company               
Digital Journalist                                                                 Cincinnati, Ohio              2013-2015

  • Investigated and produced multi-dimensional enterprise, in-depth, analytical stories in text, photography and video as a Insider reporter, focusing on addiction, immigration, faith, foster care and poverty and how it affected the people in the community. I told the story outside the box and used every tool to do it.
  • Produced award-winning coverage of the heroin epidemic. I extensively covered the heroin crisis within the Tri-State area, offering exclusive and untold stories of the addicted, the recovering and their families.
  • Field produced TV and digital stories, collaborating with photographers and executive producers for multiple platforms.
  • Digitally produced all of my stories, photo essays and videos in the CMS, including editing media, hyperlinking and embed coding.
  • Investigated the death of a Kentucky police officer in multimedia project Exit 34, in which I retraced the last 24 hours of the police officer who was ambushed and killed on his way home after his shift, in an in-depth, multimedia, long-form narrative story. Read more at
  • Created a weekly Northern Kentucky Voice feature that illuminated someone in the region who should be heard.
  • Created an award-winning black and white photography feature series called In Focus that aimed to strip away society’s label from the subjects, bringing the person and their voice into focus.     
  • Part of a two-year, Edward R. Murrow Award-winning team for Best Website.                    

4 Paws for Ability
Community/Media Relations Director                             Xenia, Ohio                                             2012-2013          

  • Created a position in which I covered all public relations for a non-profit that trained and placed service dogs with children with disabilities.
  • Photographed all dogs from birth to home, special events, media stock photos, all website photos and class and graduation photos.
  • Wrote stories about children, dogs, volunteers and staff, press releases and all articles in newsletter and websites.
  • Updated two websites with photos, articles, news and a blog.
  • Worked with families to tell their stories for fundraising efforts from beginning to end
  • Created and maintained several social media sites, including three Facebook pages, Tumblr, Twitter,  Pinterest and Instagram.
  • Organized the first annual 5K fundraiser.
  • Created and composed bi-monthly newsletter 4 PawPrints.
  • Worked with media worldwide for coverage including, The New York Times and CNN.

9 News, WCPO-TV, | The E.W. Scripps Company                 
Multimedia Journalist                                                                Cincinnati, Ohio                                    2011-2012

  • Identified the story inside the story, finding the voice and character to tell the story.
  • Shot all of my own video: interviews and B-Roll for each daily story I produced for the evening newscast.
  • Edited video on Final Cut and wrote a script in iNews for each story I produced.
  • Created chyrons for each package, vosot and vo.
  • Voiced track for each story.
  • Fronted each story for TV, many times during a live show, either from the field or in studio.
  • Photographed for and wrote a separate digital story for on deadline each day.
  • Nominated for a Regional Emmy for Human Features reporting in first year in TV industry. | The E.W. Scripps Company
Digital Producer/Reporter/Photographer                               Cincinnati, Ohio                                    2007-2011

  • Co-launched, web produced, reported, photographed for the web version of The Kentucky Post at
  • Broke news via the website, social media and push alerts.
  • Live-blogged three trials, bringing the minute-by-minute account of testimony, using intricate details of clothing and actions, from inside the courtroom--won numerous awards for this coverage.
  • Covered the Kentucky Derby for four years, winning several awards for photography, headline writing and stories.
  • My coverage of missing Marine Megan Touma was featured on Fox News and MSNBC.
  • My coverage of missing teenage mom was featured on CNN/HLN’s Nancy Grace three times.
  • Photographed and wrote a column and fresh stories every day from the World Equestrian Games in 2010 at Lexington’s Horse Park. My coverage won several awards.

Community Press | Gannett  
Reporter/Photographer                                                               Loveland, Ohio                      2006-2007

Reservoir Magazine | Columbia College Chicago                  Chicago, Ill.                            2004-2006
Digital Editor

  • Wrote, photographed and reported the news in Chicago for Columbia College Chicago's first digital news magazine.
  • Edited other reporters for the "Next" section of the online magazine, which focused on careers and the next steps for graduates.
  • Wrote column about my experiences living in Chicago.

(Grad school, freelance, internships)                                       Chicago, Ill.                           2004-2006    

Centerville-Bellbrook Times | Times Community Newspapers                                                                       
Reporter/Photographer                                                                Kettering, Ohio                    2002-2004      

More experience @ CREDITS PAGE.


Award-Winning, Emmy-Nominated Multimedia Journalist

Journalist | WRITER | photographer | STORYTELLER

Jessica Noll

On-air/live reporting
Field producing 
Long-form journalism
Audio storytelling
TV script writing
Narrative writing
Headline writing
Chyron writing
Breaking news writing
News and feature writing
Web/digital writing and producing
Still photography – shooting and editing
Video storyteller – shooting and editing
Non-linear video editing
Book ghostwriting
Speech writing
Business writing
Blog writing
Press release writing
Website design/content production
Social media production/management
Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7
Canvas Technology CMS
Microsoft Word


Skills at a glance-