Jess Davis

I’m a climate reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with more than 7 years experience in radio, TV and online. 

I predominantly work as a video journalist shooting both vision and stills on the Lumix GH5 and occasionally iPhone, including for live crosses. I edit using Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Lightroom.

I speak Arabic, German and Swedish, with an honours degree in political science and Arabic. I’m also an avid outdoors person, rock climbing, trail running and gravel riding. 


From ‘moonscape’ to ‘oasis’, the pitfalls of controlling water in worsening climate extremes

ABC Online/Dec 2022

A data visualisation story tracing the epic journey of rivers from source to sea. The story highlights the complexities of managing water in Australia as drought and flood extremes intensify.

The story won a bronze in the 2022 Society of News Design awards. With the judges saying: “ The opening line transforming into a watershed is an impactful choice, drawing the audience into the project from the start. The abstraction and focus on key elements guides the viewer's attention to what's important. The smoothness of the execution and the high technical proficiency are evident, creating a seamless and engaging experience. The piece feels refreshingly original.”