KSAT 12 News reporter Jessie Degollado is a familiar face with a last name that some viewers may have difficulty pronouncing, but always seem to remember.
With KSAT since 1984, Jessie is a general assignments reporter who daily covers a wide variety of stories.
Raised in Laredo and as an anchor/reporter at KRGV in the Rio Grande Valley, Jessie is especially familiar with border and immigration issues.
She and photographer Misael Gomez were recognized by the Associated Press in 1995 for their series, “Chiapas Revolt One Year Later.”
Educated in Laredo public schools, with a journalism degree from Baylor University, Jessie also has received several awards in recognition of her longstanding career.
They include the Outstanding Alumna Award from the Baylor University Journalism Department in 2014, the Henry Guerra Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 from the San Antonio chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the International Humanitarian Service Award in 2011 from Mujeres Hispanas Por Mejor Justicia, and the Alegre Award in 2016 from Norteno Radio.
In 2007, Jessie also was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame.