Jessica Burch is a Blackhawk MEDEVAC pilot for the California National Guard and a weekday morning meteorologist at KPIX TV in New Bay Area. She joined the KPIX 5 weather team in May 2022.
KPIX-TV is television station licensed to San Francisco, California, United States, serving as the San Francisco Bay Area’s CBS network outlet.
Prior to joining KPIX, Jessica worked at KRCR AB7 in Redding, California, as a weekday evening meteorologist. It was at KRCR, that her on-air career began, and she covered everything from fire seasons to severe weather, with plenty of sunny days in between.
Age | How old is Jessica Burch?
Jessica was born and raised in Las Vegas and she is currently 25 years old.
Jessica Burch Profile Summary
|Birth Name:||Jessica Burch|
|Place of Birth:||Las Vegas|
|Languages:||English and Chinese|
|Profession:||Broadcast Meteorologist at CBS New Bay Area and Military Pilot|
|Education:||-Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida|
-Reserve Officer Training Corps
-Shangai Jiao Tong University
|Awards and Honors||-Daughter of The American Revolution Award (May 2018) by US Army|
-National Weather Association Award (September 2017) by National Weather Association
-National Sojourners Award (May 2017) by US Army
She was born to her parents in Las Vegas.
Height | How tall is Jessica Burch?
She is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Relationship | Boyfriend
Jessica is currently single.
Jessica Burch Education
While in high school, Jessica took lessons to obtain a private pilot license, with a goal to become a commercial pilot for the airlines. She then studied meteorology at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Jessica later joined the school’s Reserve Officer Training Corps, after realizing that the military could help pay for college. In 2019 she was commissioned as an Army officer. She then got picked up at an ABC station in Redding, California.
She took a year off from her broadcast job to go to flight school and become a pilot in the Cal Guard.
Career Broadcast Meteorologist | Military Pilot
Jessica Burch is a meteorologist and a pilot and her two passions; aviation and weather go hand in hand quite nicely.
Broadcast Meteorologist | KPIX TV | KRCR AB7
Jessica is a weekday morning meteorologist at KPIX TV, in New Bay Area. She joined the team in May 2022. Prior to joining KPIX, Jessica worked at KRCR AB7 in Redding, California, as a weekday evening meteorologist. It was at KRCR that her on-air career began.
Military Pilot | Aviation Officer | UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot
Jessica’s love for weather and climate saw her begin working on her private pilot’s license at the age of 15. While in high school, Burch took lessons to obtain a private pilot license, with a goal to become a commercial pilot for the airlines.
She later attended Reserve Officer Training Corps, with an interest in MEDEVAC operations; where pilots are responsible for flying patients to safety.
‘The best day of my life was finding out that Army National Guard was an option which allowed me to become a MEDEVAC pilot. Because the National Guard is a part-time service component, I could still pursue my other career passion as a broadcast meteorologist,’’ she said.
In 2009, Jessica was commissioned into the army and short after was picked up at an ABC station in Redding, California. She took a year off from her broadcast job to go to flight school and become a pilot in the Cal Guard.
After returning from flight school, she finished her contract in Redding and was hired at her current position at CBS in the Bay Area.
‘’This is a fantastic position to be hired onto so early in my career, so now I flu part time and still do the news, which are the two most amazing careers I can imagine having,’’ Jessica said.
|April 2017- Present||American Meteorology Society as the Secretary for Chapter|
|April 2017- Present||National Weather Association as the Secretary for Chapter|
|September 2015- May 2019||Army ROTC as CDT/2LT|