Jessica Ridley is a media commentator and TV journalist seen regularly on Nine’s Today Show.
Prior to this, she was on Channel 7’s Sunrise breakfast show as the Sydney correspondent, also working on 7NEWS Australia across finance, real estate, consumer, health and entertainment news.
Having worked in Australia’s largest TV and radio newsrooms for more than a decade, Jessica has developed a reputation as a highly engaging and versatile journalist with strong skills in live television and breaking news. She’s covered major events including the COVID-19 pandemic, elections, floods, bushfires and high profile court cases. She has been afforded access to the most powerful players in Australian politics and business, regularly interviewing government policy makers and corporate decision makers.
More recently, Jessica has turned her hand to training corporate spokespeople on how to deal with the media and share their unique stories through compelling video content and communications, through her company By The Way Media.
Away from the cameras, Jessica is a busy toddler mum and actively supports other women at the crossroads of parenthood and ambition. She’s passionate about fitness, music, good food and good wine!
Jess is the ultimate professional – confident, funny and incredibly engaging which can be extremely challenging during a virtual event.
Quick on her feet, Jess kept the audience on their toes and bantered really well with speakers and the winning nominees.
Her journalism skills shone through during the Q&As and her transitions from the script to ad libbing was effortless.
– Hannah Maguire / Australian Airports Association
I would highly recommend Jessica if you are looking for an initiative way to communicate with clients and employees! Jess is a highly professional MC/Host with an authentic style and an ability to communicate with impact with a relaxed and energetic tone!– Matthew Mears - Chief Operating Officer Property Australia at Lendlease
I engaged Jessica Ridley to MC an International Women’s Day function for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. To say she was brilliant was selling her short – incredibly well prepared, absolutely professional, good humoured and on point in all ways, Jess was also a delight to work with. She also received rave reviews from CYCA Members – not an easy thing to achieve! A true superstar and someone I highly, highly recommend… no matter what the subject matter.– Nicholas Janzen (Former Marketing Manager, CYCA)
Jessica was great to work with – professional and accommodating in the lead up to the event. She is highly enthusiastic, energetic and engaging on the ground with our event participants and staff.– Screencraft For Facebook Broadcast of City2Surf Presented By Westpac
It was an absolute pleasure to have Jessica co-host the Australian Service Excellence Awards. The night went off flawlessly. She is a delight to work with – so capable and professional!– Customer Service Institute of Australia (CSIA)