Jess is a communications professional with extensive experience in journalism, broadcasting, live events, film-making, production, and training.
Jess has had an international career, including several years in Hong Kong, where she was a reporter for the South China Morning Post, and in the US, where she reported and produced for radio and television at NBC and ABC in California.
Returning to the UK, she worked for GMTV as a senior producer and live output editor, until the BBC poached her to work on Breakfast. She went to Thailand after the Boxing Day Tsunami and New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and enjoyed a memorable road trip in America for the US elections with the legendary presenter Bill Turnbull.
Jess became an assistant editor for Breakfast, managing a team of producers, reporters and presenters and outputting the three hour live daily show. She also produced live events for the BBC on themes including leadership, sustainability and digital shortform, and lead classroom-based learning to journalists transitioning to a new broadcast system. After working in marketing and comms for a year, Jess became a communications consultant to help people and businesses tell the stories that journalists and their audiences really want to hear.
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“ Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ”Howard Thurman
“ A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ”Herm Albright
“ When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live ”Samuel Johnson
“ Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can do. ”John Wooden
“ Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ”Confucius
“ The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do. ”Anonymous
“ Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping him up. ”Rev. Jesse James
“ We must become the change we want to see. ”Ghandi
“ No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. ”Andrew Carnegie
“ You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ”Christopher Columbus
“ Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring. ”Lorin L Lee
“ Never teach a pig to sing. It’ll waste your time and annoys the pig. ”Robert Heinlein