Jessica Ridley is a senior journalist, presenter and media consultant with more than a decade’s experience in Australia’s biggest TV and radio newsrooms.
She has been a regular face on the Seven Network Australia, seen daily on Sunrise, the number one breakfast show, 7NEWS Sydney and other programs including The Morning Show. Prior to this, Jessica was a news reporter for Sydney’s top talkback radio station 2GB.
Jessica has developed a reputation as a highly engaging and versatile journalist with strong skills in live television and breaking news. She has covered significant events including the COVID-19 pandemic, state and federal elections, bushfires, floods and high profile court cases. She has been afforded access to four Prime Ministers and three New South Wales Premiers, regularly interviewing government policy makers and corporate decision makers. She has also worked across finance, real estate, technology, consumer and health.
Some of her fun career highlights include sit down interviews with big names in entertainment including Drew Barrymore, Cyndi Crawford, Michael Buble, Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry and Sarah Jessica Parker. Also covering Australian Fashion Week, Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Spring Carnival and The Everest Race in Sydney.
She is now a regular commentator on Channel Nine’s Today Show Extra. She writes opinion pieces for The Daily Telegraph and is a contributor for numerous publications.
Jessica hosts a broad range of events including corporate roadshows, business summits and awards nights. She enjoys sharing some of her insights as a journalist to equip business leaders and spokespersons with handy tools to be in control during a live or pre-recorded TV, radio or print interview. She is also sought after as a keynote speaker on effective communication in the workplace.
Away from the cameras, Jessica is a new mum to son Frank and learning how to juggle career and family life. She’s passionate about fitness, music, good food and good wine!
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)