Jessica Strutt

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.

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