Jessica Adamson joined the Seven Network as a reporter for Adelaide’s number one news service, Seven News, in 1997.
Jessica began her career at the Stock Journal Newspaper after completing her Journalism Degree at the University of South Australia.
Jessica’s upbringing on the family farm at Hallett, in the Mid North of South Australia, gave her a solid background in rural affairs. She began as a general reporter with the Seven Network covering everything from the Sydney Olympics to the Whyalla Airlines plane crash.
Jessica was the Crime Reporter for Seven News for 10 years before taking a year off to care for her children. The role of Crime Reporter has included countless stories on murder investigations, fatal road accidents, major fires and robberies.
Jessica has amassed a great deal of experience reporting in Indonesia, covering the drug trials of Schapelle Corby, Michelle Leslie and the Bali Nine, along with the Bali bombings, the hunt for terrorists and in 2004 the devastating tsunamis where she spent two and a half weeks reporting from the devastation in Banda Aceh.
Other career highlights include covering the Beaconsfield Mine Disaster, the sex crime investigation of former St Peter's College chaplain, John Mountford, the Baxter Detention Centre riots - and perhaps the hardest story in her career, the tragic drowning of baby Leonardo LeGrand in the River Torrens.