Tessa Wells was born in Toronto, Canada into a wealthy family. Her father Robert Wells was a lawyer and her mother Susan Wells was a doctor. She had 2 biological siblings Joel Wells and Ellen Wells in addition to an adopted brother Michael Wells. She is the 2nd oldest child in the family.
Not much is known about her childhood.
At age 19 Tessa left Canada to attend university in England for journalism.
On 9/22/2016 Tessa was reassigned to Panama to cover the increasing tensions between the Central Pact occupying forces and the local populace.