Jessica Thill comments on case against Curtis Reeves
Jessica Thill tracks trials on Court TV
Jessica Thill comments on Nikolas Cruz
Jessica Thill discusses singer R. Kelly's case
During my career, I’ve worked as a journalist, marketer, and prosecutor. While the narratives, audience, and venue have changed, my task of gathering information and explaining it to others has remained the same. Breaking down complicated subject matters into easy-to-understand language is one of my greatest strengths.
Right now, I’m using my expertise as a content strategist and legal journalist to help the E.W. Scripps Company relaunch Court TV, an Atlanta-based broadcast legal news network that covers trials gavel to gavel. Court TV went live on May 8, 2019. It was one of my proudest moments.
director of trial tracking
I work for Court TV as the head of legal newsgathering and futures planning. My team tracks trials, gathers elements and information, and pitches the cases we think Court TV viewers would find interesting. I also manage our team of legal correspondents and handle requests for talent appearances.
See some examples of the other things I do at the network below.
OUTSIDE THE NEWSROOM
In addition to my newsroom responsibilities, I make appearances on Court TV's Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan to talk about tracking trials.
I also provide training and guidance to my colleagues at the E.W. Scripps Company on trial tracking and legal newsgathering.
Photo Courtesy of Court TV Legal Correspondent Chanley Painter (2019)
On occasion, I conduct interviews and moderate panels.
My interview with Paul Barrett, Bloomberg Business Week assistant managing editor and author of “Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun.”
Photo Courtesy of State Bar of Georgia (2013)
While most of what I write is reporting and internal guidance for our Court TV staff, I've also worked as a contributing writer and legal analyst for Court TV, In Session, CNN and HLN.
I’ve covered such high-profile cases as Derek Chauvin, Harvey Weinstein, Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias, Jerry Sandusky, and George Zimmerman.
Examples of my reporting include: