jess wisloski


Jess (born Jessica) Wisloski is a journalist, videographer, and multi-tasker based in Brooklyn, New York.

Her first steps in the world of journalism were at the tender age of 12, when she started her middle school's first newspaper, "The EMS Eagle" in her hometown of Essex, VT.

Unfortunately it never made its way past three issues. Her video work began at 10, when she and collaborator Kelly Clements produced spoof commercials on her father's VHS camcorder.

By 16, with a donned byline of "Jess" she was a regular contributor to the Burlington Free Press's weekly teen-written page, "The Edge."

After pursuing a sociology major and focusing on media criticism at the University of Vermont, she decided to throw all caution to the wind and pursue a career in media anyway, and transferred to NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a declared major in Film/Television. In her final year there, she double-majored in journalism studies, and minored in sociology.

Since 2001, she has contributed and worked as a staff writer for various New York City publications, including the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Villager, the Brooklyn Papers, and various other weeklies. Her first major feature for the Voice became the front-page article in August, 2002.

As a stringer for the NY Times, she covered the assassination of Councilman James E. Davis, the blackout of 2006, and attended red carpet events for the now-defunct feature "Boldface Names." Her first crack at major investigative coverage began at the Brooklyn Papers, where she was awarded "Best Investigative or In-Depth Series" by the National Newspaper Association for her work on the paper's ongoing coverage of Bruce Ratner's development of the Atlantic Yards arena in Downtown Brooklyn.

For three years she worked as a staff writer for the New York Daily News, covering crime, housing, and education in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. She left the newspaper in September, 2008, to pursue multimedia and video work online, and to learn web development.

She currently edits copy for CNNMoney.com, and has copy-edited at the Voice and Star Magazine.

She is available for hire on media projects or for reporting, and can be reached at jesswis@gmail.com.