ABOUT JESSICA

Described as “a breath of fresh air” to sports broadcasting, Jessica has worked at some of the biggest sporting events on the globe, with some of the world’s most prestigious broadcasters.

From interviewing Jessica Ennis-Hill at the 2016 Rio Olympics, to unearthing exclusive stories about an England footballer being homeless, Jessica has a wealth of experience as a dynamic and engaging broadcaster.

 

Sport has always been a big part of Jessica’s life. She spent her childhood and teenage years playing football for Charlton Athletic Women and competing in athletics and karate. Having witnessed inequalities in sport first hand, Jessica is passionate about levelling the playing field.

 

Her blog Women Who Like Sport celebrates and promotes the diverse women working in sport around the world who are achieving incredible feats. Jessica’s unique expertise has made her a sought-after panellist and adviser for leading

equality organisations Kick It Out, Women In Sport and Women In Football. And she was featured in the Football Association’s ground-breaking campaign, Kick Off Your Career, to encourage more women and girls into the football industry.

 

Jessica’s instrumental work on diversity saw her named 2015 Journalist of the Year by the Women’s Sports Trust. She was also included on the 2015 Football Black List, which celebrates influential figures in football from the black community, and was featured as a rising star of the TV industry by Broadcast Magazine.

 

Beginning her career as a BBC trainee, Jessica was soon promoted to Olympic Sports Reporter where she produced films on British and international athletes and their journeys to, and during, the 2012 Games.

For the 2016 Olympics, she broadcast to an audience of millions across the BBC as a live TV reporter.

As a freelancer, Jessica has presented BT Sport’s Women’s Super League Review Show and reported for Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) at the Youth Olympic Games in China. Such is her growing reputation as a charismatic reporter and presenter, she’s also featured on popular BBC programmes The One Show, Final Score, BBC Breakfast and the Women’s Football Show.

 

Jessica currently presents sports bulletins on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire Show and the BBC News Channel.

JESSICA’S WORK

Jessica has a wealth of experience in both live and recorded presenting and reporting, working with some of the biggest names in sport.

She’s also an accomplished event speaker and host.

Jessica’s Blog: Women Who Like Sport

Just 5% of sports media coverage in the UK is devoted to women. Jessica created her Women Who Like Sport blog for those who want to know more about the millions of women in sport across the globe breaking barriers and defying stereotypes regardless of their gender, ability, race, sexuality or religion.

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