Jessica is a presenter on Channel Nine’s Today Show, where she has weekly appearances discussing the latest news and current affairs. Having been a regular face on 7NEWS Australia, Sunrise and The Morning Show over the past several years, Jessica has established herself as a highly engaging and versatile journalist.
It’s not easy to jump in front of a camera, going live to hundreds of thousands of people with little notice. But breaking news coverage is Jessica’s forte. She enjoys the challenge and unpredictability of rolling coverage and can quickly paint the scene for the audience in an informative and conversational way.
Jess is naturally inquisitive and able to extract the best out of talent with her interview style. Her personality shines on screen, whether it’s discussing news issues of the day, or presenting entertaining feature stories.
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.
Jessica contributes opinion pieces for The Daily Telegraph and writes on a range of subjects for various news and lifestyle publications. She has previously held news roles on Sydney’s premier talkback station 2GB and worked as a producer for Seven News and Sunrise.
Jessica hosts a broad range of events including corporate roadshows, business summits and awards nights. She is an in-demand media and presentation trainer and enjoys sharing 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.
Away from the cameras, Jessica juggles home life with her toddler, Frank. 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)