Jessica Harmsen

Award Winning Journalist, Master Speaker & Host of ABC’s evening news

Eleanor Crawford

Jess is an award-winning journalist and host of the ABC’s nightly TV news in South Australia. She has two decades experience in broadcast and digital journalism, with specialties in business and political reporting. On stage and on screen Jess has interviewed newsmakers, thought-leaders, politicians and celebrities, guiding conversations and eliciting fascinating stories. She is a deft public communicator with the ability to bring a professional polish and ease to any event, while remaining flexible and good humoured, ready to engage and entertain your audience.

  • MC/Event host
  • Panel moderator
  • Interviewer
  • Public speaking workshops
  • Speaker topics – public speaking, women in media, TV broadcasting
  • Warm
  • Genuine
  • Professional
  • Honest
  • An event in safe hands
  • Unflappable

“We absolutely love working with Jess as an emcee and interviewer. Not only is she extremely professional and organised, she is also warm, funny and brings a sense of calm on and off stage with talent and staff. We know we can always rely on Jess and have for many years, with many more to come.”

Roshae Riske

Event Manager, Business Chicks