MC, Facilitator, Journalist, ABC Radio presenter, former ABC Chief Political reporter
Jessica Strutt is a much sought after MC, facilitator and panel guest who brings a high standard of professionalism to any event. She is also a journalist and presenter of ABC Radio Perth’s FOCUS program.
Jess worked as a political reporter in Western Australia for more than a decade and has experience across all media platforms including print, radio, television and online.
She joined ABC News Perth more than six years ago, after two years out of journalism working as a senior media adviser in government.
Prior to making the recent decision to switch to a full-time radio role with ABC, she was ABC TV/radio chief political reporter in Western Australia.
She started her journalism career as a print reporter, which included five and a half years with The West Australian.
At WA’s daily newspaper she covered State politics for four and a half years, before taking on the social and Aboriginal affairs round which had her travelling to many remote spots across the State.
Before entering journalism, Jess completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics and history at the University of WA.
Jess’s first job was in the Wheatbelt farming town of Merredin.
She has won numerous awards for her political, resources, indigenous and social affairs reporting.
Our Corporate PA Summit in Perth last week was brilliant. We loved Jessica as MC. She did an absolutely fabulous job and kept the whole day running smoothly. She was very easy to work with and very organised. We would love to have her back in the future.
-Think Tank Media, Sydney re Corporate PA Summit Perth
We booked Jessica Strutt as the MC for the 2022 Perth Airport WA Tourism Conference based on her reputation as a presenter, and she definitely exceeded our expectations. Jessica took the time to get a solid understanding of the audience and issues over several meetings in the lead up to the event, and worked alongside event organisers on the day to adapt as things changed. Her style, which is direct yet personable, and her ability to reflect analytically on presentations, meant she was very well received by the audience and provided additional value for those in the room.