Journalist You Need To Know: Jessica Omari

06.07.20

What’s her beat?

Jessica Omari is a Business and Economics Correspondent for ITV. Prior to this, Jessica was a Senior Producer and documentary film-maker at Reuters. She forged her early career as a self-shooting reporter in the Middle East, documenting the growing Syrian refugee crisis.

 

Describe her in a sentence 

A fearless journalist, willing to work on the frontlines to get a story.

 

Pitch or avoid?

You can absolutely pitch to Jessica.

 

Jessica’s contact details (along with 60,000 other journalists) are on her full profile with MediaHQ. If you’d like to get a demo just give us your details here, or email Gaye Gleeson on [email protected].

 

Why do I need to know her? 

Jessica Omari has worked as a producer and a journalist for the top media companies in the UK and abroad. Omari began her career as a self-shooting reporter in the Middle East, documenting the growing Syrian refugee crisis. From there, Onari went on to become a Specialist and then Senior Producer at ITN’s 5 News covering crises around the world. Omari has reported on the ground in various warzones and refugee camps, from Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, to the migrant camps at Calais, to Suruc on the Turkey-Syria border and the drought in Somaliland.

 

What’s her back story?

Omari has had a full career since graduating from her Master’s in TV Journalism at City University London in 2012. In just eight short years, Jessica has worked for the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, as a freelance reporter in the Middle-East, as a producer for Sky News and as a Senior Producer for both ITN’s 5 News and Reuters. Omari has recently taken up the role of a Business and Economics Correspondent for ITV and is also a mentor at the John Schofield Trust, which helps aspiring & early-career journalists to navigate the profession.