Jennifer Bechwati

Canberra

Jennifer grew up in Western Sydney to Lebanese migrant parents.

She worked in Sydney and Tasmania before becoming a political reporter at Parliament House in Canberra in 2016 for Sky News.

Eighteen months later she joined the 7NEWS Canberra bureau alongside Political Editor Mark Riley and political correspondents Rob Scott and Tailor Aitken.

In 2020, Jennifer was named the Press Gallery Young Journalist of the Year for her body of work which included a major exclusive on budget leaks.

Her career highlight to date includes breaking the story about Australian women subjected to genital examinations at Doha airport after a baby was found in the bathroom, which resulted in an international investigation and airline staff facing criminal charges.