Jessica Ridley is a TV reporter and presenter for the Seven Network Australia, seen frequently on Sunrise and 7NEWS nationally.
Having developed a reputation as a highly engaging and versatile journalist, Jessica reports on major news events spanning the current COVID-19 pandemic, state and federal elections, bushfires, floods and high profile court cases. She also works across finance, real estate, technology, consumer and health developments.
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. She also covers sports, including the annual Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Spring Carnival and The Everest Race in Sydney.
Jess is a regular features contributor on Weekend Sunrise and The Morning Show. She writes opinion pieces for The Daily Telegraph and numerous publications. Prior to Seven, she was a reporter and newsreader on Sydney’s premier talkback radio station 2GB.
Jessica hosts a broad range of events including outdoor sport broadcasts, corporate award nights, red carpets, breakfast seminars, Q&A panels and business live streams, races luncheons and fundraisers.
She has received excellent client feedback as someone who is always able to complement and enhance the mood and objective of the event.
Jessica 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 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)