Jesse Gary is a senior KTVU reporter based in the station’s South Bay Bureau, in Downtown San Jose.
Originally from the New York City suburbs, Gary began his broadcast career after graduating from the University of Texas at Dallas. His first full-time TV news reporting job was in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he worked as a reporter and camera person.
After a few years, and a short stint as a junior reporter in Dallas, Gary landed a job at KWTV in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gary was the first reporter broadcasting from the scene of the Murrah Federal Building domestic terrorist bombing in 1995. During the course of the following year, he was part of a team of reporters who profiled each of the 168 people who were killed that day.
After Oklahoma City, Gary worked in Philadelphia and then the Bay Area for 10 years. He left KTVU to accept a job working in Los Angeles, before returning to Philadelphia for the birth of his son. He returned to the Bay Area and KTVU in 2016.
Gary is the recipient of multiple regional awards, including two Emmy Awards, multiple Emmy nominations, and one Peabody award (team coverage).
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Investigators hope Tesla pulled from Peninsula lagoon yields clues in double fatal crash
Stuck in mud and submerged under 4 feet of water, a wrecked Tesla could provide clues in a two-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two people on the Peninsula.
Suspect charged in alleged butt injection death of Bay Area model granted bail
The woman accused of giving a fatal injection during an unlicensed cosmetic procedure at a Burlingame hotel is being released from jail.
Family, friends gather to honor 9 killed in 2021 San Jose VTA shooting
Friday marked the second anniversary of the VTA deadly mass shooting. The formal ceremony was closed to the public and held out of the view of cameras.
San Mateo turns old fire station into sleeping barracks for officers with long commutes
In San Mateo's Parkside neighborhood, a familiar place offers a respite for weary police officers.
Battle over bail, release of suspect in killing of Kim K lookalike
The woman accused of killing a social media influencer and Kim Kardashian lookalike after a botched cosmetic procedure, was back in a San Mateo County courtroom on Wednesday.
Victims identified in deadly chain-reaction crash on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale
California Highway Patrol investigators are searching for answers in a deadly, multi-vehicle accident Monday morning in Sunnyvale that claimed the lives of three people.
Black Restaurant Week offers discoveries for purveyors, positive impact for owners
The start of Black Restaurant Week, from the Bay Area to Sacramento, offers new discoveries for purveyors. And, an economic shot in the arm for owners.
Doctor accused of trying to kill family blames tires for Devil's Slide crash
The Southern California doctor accused of trying to kill his family in January by driving his Tesla off a cliff at Devil’s Slide in San Mateo County blamed the crash on tire problems, court documents revealed.
Los Gatos 'Party Mom' rejects judges 17-year sentence offer; will proceed to trial
Los Gatos 'Party Mom' won't agree to plead guilty; will go to trial instead.