About

jessica_bylineHi! I’m a journalist currently based in the UK, writing news, comment and features for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Bloomberg News, Germany’s taz.die tageszeitung and others with a focus on global women’s rights, foreign aid policy and social affairs. I’m deputy editor of Devex, working with a team of reporters around the world to cover international development and humanitarian aid. I also work regularly with Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs monthly magazine, where I was an editor for several years, and with the Telegraph, where I contribute as a freelance foreign news editor and reporter.

My reporting has taken me to Brussels, Germany, Armenia, Taiwan and Mozambique among other places. I have also worked on projects for the European Commission and often speak on TV and radio, including LBC, BBC and London Live. My experience moderating panel debates includes events hosted by the United Nations, the European Commission and Facebook.

In my reporting work, I’ve interviewed senior politicians, diplomats and Nobel prize winners, as well as app-coding nuns and atheist priests. And as an editor I’ve worked on investigations into UN agencies, sexual misconduct and more, as well as numerous stories that have been used to inform parliamentary briefings and reports on foreign aid policy and abuse in the aid sector.

I was selected as a fellow of the International Journalists’ Programme in 2016 and have lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Berlin. I’m also a mentor with the Second Source, a network supporting women in journalism.

Check out the bar on the right to find links to some of my favourite stories from over the years. Please feel free to contact me about freelance commissions, other opportunities or just for a chat; or find me on Twitter.

Reporting from Europe’s biggest global development conference in Brussels