Jesyka Dereta joined the WQAD News 8 team in June of 2016. She is from proud Serbian decent and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Before coming to WQAD, Jesyka spent 3 years as a producer and fill in reporter in Salt Lake City. While in high school, Jesyka landed a sports radio internship with 1320 KFAN. Then in college, she interned at KTVX – ABC 4 Utah and worked as a part-time producer and reporter for KSL 5 News Radio.
In 2014, Jesyka graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelors of science in broadcast journalism and mass communications. Wanting to make the next step in her career, Jesyka made her way back to KTVX where she started as and intern two years prior. There, she became the 9 p.m. producer.
Now, Jesyka has decided to take the next big jump in career and move to the Midwest! She is happy to call the Quad Cities her new home and loving every minute of it. When she’s not out reporting, you can find Jesyka enjoying the outdoors, volunteering, working out, or spending her weekends in Chicago.
Jesyka is also committed to empowering women. She has volunteered for the YWCA, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Amnesty International and Rape Recovery Centers.
Jesyka believes everyone holds a unique story and would love to hear yours. If you see her around, make sure to say hello! You can also contact her through twitter @JesykaDereta or email Jesyka.Dereta@wqad.com