Born and raised in Peterborough, Jesse attended St. Peter’s High School before studying at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, where he earned a BA in communication studies. He then attended Humber College receiving a graduate diploma in print journalism. While there he also served as the editor of the Humber Et Cetera student newspaper.
Jesse began his journalism career at Peterborough This Week in 2012, working as the papers sports editor before transitioning to broadcast journalism when he joined CHEX TV in 2014. Jesse covers the city hall beat and enjoys reporting on politics and covering elections.
Jesse grew up playing competitive lacrosse, hockey and golf and was a member of the Peterborough Jr. Lakers. He founded the Trent University Field Lacrosse program in 2005 and was head coach until 2012, before turning his focus on journalism.
A big supporter of the arts, in his spare time, Jesse enjoys painting and writing music. He’s played in several local bands and can be heard playing at local open mic’s around Peterborough.