Province named Southland Conference TV sideline reporter

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Jessica Province
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – Former Southeastern Channel sports anchor and reporter Jessica Province has been selected by the Southland Conference Television Network as sideline reporter for its football broadcasts.

A 2012 communication graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Province will conduct sideline reporting for the upcoming Southland Conference Television/ESPN3 broadcast of the Southeastern-McNeese State game Nov. 15 in Strawberry Stadium. Province also recently reported for the Oct. 4 Southeastern-Northwestern State and Oct. 18 Northwestern State-Sam Houston State broadcasts.

"It's an honor to work with the Southland Conference Network," Province said. "From the beginning of my career at the Southeastern Channel, I was exposed to Southland Conference schools and athletes and learned exactly what it took to make it in the business. The Southeastern Channel gave me the opportunity to learn and grow as a reporter and prepared me for the jobs I have now."

"I hope to showcase exactly what it means to be 'Southland Strong' and share the stories of our schools, athletes, coaches and students," Province said.

Formerly Jessica Poumaroux of Baton Rouge, Province studied electronic media at Southeastern and served as anchor/reporter for the Southeastern Channel student sportscast, "The Big Game." An episode for which Province anchored and reported was nominated for a 2011 student Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Province also handled sideline reporting for Southeastern Channel football, basketball and baseball broadcasts.

Province hosts a pair of weekly sports shows for FOX Sports New Orleans, including the football recruiting show "Dreams of Saturday" and "Louisiana Sunday Kickoff." She worked as the pre-game show host and sideline reporter for COX Sports Network, the Ragin' Cajun Network and ESPN3 for football broadcasts of Louisiana-Lafayette games the past two years.

After graduating from Southeastern, Province began work with WAFB-TV News in Baton Rouge as an associate producer.

"Jessica is an outstanding talent with a tremendous on-camera presence," said Rick Settoon, general manager of the Southeastern Channel. "She has proven herself in the professional world and has a terrific future ahead in the industry. We're very proud of her accomplishments."

Province, who recently married former Southeastern baseball player Chris Province, won the coveted Miss Southeastern pageant crown in 2009. In 2012 she was named Miss Baton Rouge, and in 2013 she was second runner up to Miss Louisiana.


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