Jessica Adamson is a presenter, facilitator and one of South Australia’s most sought after MC’s.
Jess forged a reputation as one of the state’s finest journalists after 24 years in television news.
Jess’s upbringing on the family farm at Hallett, in the Mid North of South Australia, gave her a solid background in rural affairs.
Jess’s media career began at the Stock Journal Newspaper after she completed a Journalism Degree at the University of South Australia.
Jess joined 7NEWS in 1997. She was the 7NEWS crime reporter for more than a decade – but amassed a great deal of experience covering national and international stories for the Seven Network.
Jess’s extensive reporting roles at Seven include the Sydney and Beijing Olympic Games, the Tour de France, the Beaconsfield Mine disaster, the drug trials of Michelle Leslie and The Bali Nine, the Bali bombings and the devastating Boxing Day tsunami, where she spent time reporting from the devastation in Banda Aceh.
In 2015 Jess was announced the Best Broadcaster of the Year at the SA Press Club Awards. Jess has won a number of other awards in her time at Seven, including SA Journalist of the Year (2006).
Jess was 7NEWS weekend presenter from 2014-2020 and was without peer in the ratings battle.
Jess is a passionate ambassador for CanTeen – the Australian organisation for young people living with cancer, and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
She’s also a board member of the Breakthrough Mental Health Research Foundation, Sids and Kids SA and the Adelaide Crows Foundation.
Jess is married to Dave and they have twin boys, Angus and Louis, and a daughter, Sophie.