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. 


'People will die': Country hospital fears it won't cope with coronavirus
ABC Background Briefing/April 2020

Early on in the pandemic, I gained extraordinary access inside a regional hospital as it prepared for the worst. The story is an intimate portrait of a rural hospital and the people who work there, as they struggle with the uncertainty and anxiety confronting one of the most difficult public health crises the world has seen. The story revealed never-seen-before internal government modelling that showed how regions would be impacted if the rate of infection in Australia wasn’t curbed.

It won the audio category of the Australian Star Prize for Rural Journalism, in which I also took out best video story and overall winner of the Australian Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting. As well as best radio feature in the Rural Press Club of Victoria awards.

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