Jessica Savitch

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Jessica Savitch is a very famous American personality. Jessica Savitch is a television presenter and a correspondent. She is mainly popular as an anchor of NBC Nightly News and daily presenter of NBC News. While she is also one of the pioneers working as an online evening news program host.

Early life

Jessica Savitch was born on 1st February 1947, in, Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America. Her father is David Savitch, and her mother is Florence nee Goldberger, a navy nurse. She also had a sister named Lori Savitch. According to astrology, she had Aquarius as her zodiac sign. She holds an American nationality and practices Christianity. Moreover, she belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Talking about her formal educational status of her, she completed her schooling at Atlantic City High school in her hometown. And, later she also went to Ithaca college for higher studies.


Unfortunately, she is not physically present today with us. At the age of 36, she was killed in an auto accident on October 23, 1983, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the United States of America. In the accident, the car she was in as a passenger rolled down the canal in heavy rain and got drowned there. She died after three weeks after the incident.

Jessica Savitch – Professional life

Jessica is a very popular name in journalism and television news anchoring. While she is also a very important part of the history of female journalism. She started in the year 1968 after completing her college life. While she was active until her heart-breaking death. During her initial days, she went on to work for Houston’s KHOU-TV and New York’s WCBS-AM radio station.

Jessica Savitch

Caption: Anchorwoman, a book written by Jessica Savitch (Source: Madison)

She was very famous for her work during the 1970s and 1980s. Similarly, she is one of the initiators working as an anchor to present the evening news. She worked as a weekend anchor for NBC Nightly News and presented daily updates on NBC News. She had also hosted a documentary program like PBS’s Public Affairs on American television series named Frontline.  The program was broadcast until she died in a road accident.

Net worth

Jessica Savitch lived a comfortable life with her family. Thanks to the fame and fortune she had earned from working as a journalist and her flourishing career in it. Her total net worth was about $1 million US dollars as of 2021.

Jessica Savitch – Personal life

Moving on toward the private and romantic relationship of Jessica Savitch, she married twice in her life. She was married to Dr. Donald Payne in 1981. Dr. Donald Paye was a gynecologist. The relationship stood just for a few months due to suicide of Donald. The rumor surfaced that, Payne went on into depression and substance abuse. Previously, she was married to Melvin Mel Korn in 1980.

But, this relationship also ended after only eleven months of marriage. Melvin was an advertising executive. Apart from it, he was also in a relationship with people like Ron Kershaw, and Ed Bradley. While she does not have any children until her death with both of her partners. She was straight regarding gender choices. And, she does not have involvement in any controversial events during her time.

Jessica Savitch

Caption: Jessica Savitch during the show (Source: YouTube)

Jessica Savitch – Body measurement and Social media

Jessica Savitch had a very beautiful face and gorgeous appearance. The journalist might have had a very good height and moderate weight. However, she yet remains to provide any information on it. Further, she had not provided the overall body measurement features too to any internet domain.

Savitch was not present on any social media. Since today’s social media are not much in use during the time before her death, she had not got oon in any kind of platform.