Jessica Halloran is an award-winning senior sports writer with News Corp. Her love of sport was piqued as a little girl while watching her dad playing country footy every weekend in Shepparton and surrounding town ovals. She started her journalism career as a cadet at the Sydney Morning Herald and now covers sport for the Sunday Telegraph. For over sixteen years she has reported from some of the largest sporting events including Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Australian Opens, world athletics and swimming championships, NRL and AFL finals series and interviewed some of Australia and the world's biggest sports stars. Jessica has forged a reputation for in-depth interviews and emotive profile stories. She covered Jelena Dokic’s incredible comeback at the 2009 Australian Open. Her first profile of Jelena saw Jessica win an Australian Sports Commission award for best sports feature writing. Jessica has also been a Walkley Award and a Kennedy Award finalist. She lives in Sydney with her husband and their two children.