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KOKOnista Of The Day: Jessica Creighton Is The Inspiring Black Journalist Levelling The Playing Field In Sports Broadcasting

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Jessica Creighton is an award-winning presenter and journalist with more than 10 years experience.

She has worked for world renown organisations like BBC Sport, Radio 5 Live, BT Sport, TalkSPORT and more recently Sky Sports.

Jessica has featured on popular programmes such as The One Show, BBC Breakfast, Final Score, Woman’s Hour and the BAFTA-award winning Victoria Derbyshire Show.

You can find Jessica presenting for Sky Sports News and hosting the Women’s Football Show on channel Sky Sports Football every Friday. She is also host of critically acclaimed radio documentary series ‘Coming in from the Cold’ on TalkSPORT, which profiles the lives and achievements of black footballers.

Away from broadcasting Jessica is an accomplished event host, working with brands such as Google, Facebook, Barclays, Fifpro and the Football Association.

As a former footballer for Charlton AthleticWomen, Jessica is passionate about levelling the playing field. She created YouTube chat show ‘B is for: Black’ to amplify the voices of black and mixed race women and celebrate their successes. She co-founded Rainbow Noir, a community space for LGBTQ people of colour, and also plays an active role in the Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS), which supports black media professionals working in sport.

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