Chef Jamika Pessoa has been named a correspondent of ABC’s “The Chew,” it was announced today by executive producer Gordon Elliott. She makes her official debut as a correspondent on today’s show, Wednesday, September 19th, appearing in-studio with hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz. (Carla Hall is off today.)
As a “Chew Crew” correspondent, Chef Jamika will travel and report on food news from around the country for the show. She will also join the co-hosts occasionally in studio.
For more than six years, Chef Jamika Pessoa has worked as a personal chef in Atlanta, GA and is a familiar face to television viewers having competed on Season Five of Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star.” Chef Jamika was a host of “Home Made Simple” on TLC. She is a graduate of the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Atlanta and is a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. For more information visit www.ChefJamika.com and follow her on Twitter @ChefJamika.