Jessica Dupnack is a reporter born and raised in Detroit now back home, reporting on weeknights and weekends for FOX 2.This is home!
Growing up in metro Detroit, it was always a dream to one day work for the news station that I grew up watching. I have been fortunate enough to spend my entire journalistic career in our beautiful state.
Most recently, I worked as the crime reporter in Flint at the ABC affiliate, WJRT. I started during the height of the city’s water crisis. For three years, from my first day to my last I covered water related stories. It was an eye opening experience to say the least. I was able to gain the trust of the community during a dire time for the city. The city and its fine people will always hold a special place in my heart.
I earned several awards during my time in Flint for my water crisis coverage including an Emmy and was a main contributor for two Edward R. Murrow regional awards. To that I say, "thank you for letting me tell your stories."My first news job out of school at Michigan State University was as a 'one man band' reporter in northern Michigan at the FOX/CBS affiliate in Cadillac. That’s where I learned that this news thing is not an easy gig but well worth it.
After paying my dues, I was moved to the anchor desk to do a four and a half hour morning show called ‘Michigan This Morning.’I am truly humbled to be a part of the FOX 2 family and honored to tell YOUR stories.
A landscape worker was hit and pinned against a Southfield home by a woman who was angry with the company for refusing to give her a quote.
Detroit police say the suspects fired at the victim, hitting him in the foot Saturday evening. They then circled back around and started firing more shots, this time fatally wounding the man.
When police uncovered the dead body, a passenger in the car fled the scene. He was arrested later that evening.
Inside the former officer's home, police found signs of a struggle. "We are looking for this individual because we don't know how he's connected to anything. Mostly for his own safety," Fitzgerald said.
A thief forced three young children out of a Jeep at a Detroit gas station and stole the vehicle.
A security guard intervened into a situation that he wasn't involved with - and was caught on video punching and hitting multiple women outside of a Detroit bar.
Police said a man hit and killed a pregnant woman while trying to flee her boyfriend, who had shot at him in the parking lot of a Southfield apartment.
"We have seen weapons trafficking for sure we’ve seen human trafficking, human smuggling," he said.
"He reversed, and then he hit her against my car - she got crushed between the middle," said Jevon Jones, witness.
DPD is using high-tech metal detectors to enforce Hart Plaza's weapons-free zone.