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. 


Generations of farming up in smoke

Landline/February 2020

During Australia’s Black Summer bushfires I travelled to areas that had been devastated to document the destruction and personal toll on rural communities. I travelled alone, filming and photographing the majority independently, with the help of a local film maker at times. 

The Landline piece was awarded the Rural Press Club of the year Best TV feature, with the judges saying: ‘This is a very well shot and well told piece that tells a deeper story about the impact of the fires on farming families and businesses.’ It also won the best video category in the Australian Star Prize for Rural Journalism.

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