Jessica Labhart

Broadcast journalist at BBC news online, Birmingham. Former senior reporter at the Express & Star

BBC broadcast journalist for online, based in Birmingham. Previously a senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contributor to The Guardian. Completed Gold Standard NCTJ production journalism diploma at the UK's top journalism school, News Associates, London and levek five NQJ in professional journalism. Freelanced for the London Evening Standard, Ealing Times, the Hillingdon and Uxbridge Times and South West Londoner. Completed work experience at the Coventry Telegraph and Watford Observer.

University of Cambridge graduate with an M.Phil in Screen Media and Cultures (Distinction), a Master of Arts degree and a BA (Hons) degree in Education, English and Drama (Double First Class).

Winner of the George Peabody Prize (2010), the Shuard and Simms Prize (2011) and the Charter Scholarship (2011) at the University of Cambridge, Homerton College. Winner of the Portfolio Prize (2015) at News Associates, London.

United Kingdom



Wednesfield history commemorated in exhibition

Some of Wednesfield's most historic events, including the tragic crash of a Lancaster Bomber just days after VE Day, are to be commemorated this month.


Jessica Labhart: A week full of leaks

Jessica Labhart on Trump the terminator, Labour leaks and blue men in Birmingham.


20 jobs to be axed at 'inadequate' Wednesfield school in bid to cut costs

Around 20 jobs are set to be axed at one of the University of Wolverhampton's central academies.


'I woke in a world of pain' - IRA Hyde Park bombing victim speaks of lasting trauma - WATCH

A chance return to the scene of the IRA's notorious Hyde Park bomb attack has helped one victim open up about his trauma - and its lasting effects


Brierley Hill murder probe as woman's body found

A murder probe has been launched after the body of a woman was found in Brierley Hill.

Express & Star

Wolverhampton radio presenter in charity DJ marathon

A radio presenter from Wolverhampton is to be live on air for 36 hours straight to raise funds for a well-known city charity. WCR (Wolverhampton Community Radio) FM host James...

Express & Star

Bilston Town Hall to hold bake off in memory of Jo Cox

People are being invited to attend a special Bake Off event being held in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox. MP for Wolverhampton South East, Pat McFadden, has organised the event...

Express & Star

Miss Wolverhampton pays bridal and prom dress shop a visit - WATCH

Miss Wolverhampton has visited a new bridal and prom dress store in the city - Elizabeth Jade - as part of her ambassador work. Faye Campbell, aged 18 from Tettenhall,...


Black Mamba and Spice crimes are on the increase

The number of reported crimes involving the use of illegal so-called 'Spice' and 'Black Mamba' has increased from one to more than 300 in the last three years.


Goodyear a "little planet" to former workers

A "little planet" showing the iconic Goodyear factory has been created by a former worker.

Express & Star

Black comedy coming to Wolverhampton

Secg, which began in Sedgley in 1968 but now holds rehearsals and performances at Towers Theatre, Tettenhall College, Wolverhampton, will perform The Anniversary from tomorrow...

Express & Star

Tickets for Wolverhampton Grand Slam of Darts on sale next week

The tickets will go on priority sale on Tuesday and on general sale on Thursday. Tickets will be limited to eight per person per session for tables. The 32-player cross-code...


Ghostly tale to haunt The Grand Theatre

A West End show based on a spine-chilling novel comes to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre later this month.


Marathon mission for RAF Cosford Museum

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wolverhampton have officially launched a series of marathons that aim at raising £100,000 for a well-known museum.


Tributes paid as much-loved former Beacon Radio DJ dies

Tributes have been pouring in following the death of a well-known and much loved radio DJ who died last month.


Former workers visit Springfield Brewery

The former Springfield Brewery site welcomed some familiar faces as former workers visited the historic centre as part of an ongoing project with the University of Wolverhampton.


Take That, Genting Arena, Birmingham - review

It was a weird and wonderful Wonderland.


It's a right royal view as hospital reappears during former bus depot demolition

Piles of rubble, swirls of dust and looming cranes - these dramatic images reveal the ongoing work to transform Wolverhampton's former bus depot site.


Wolverhampton garage booze sales branded 'ludicrous' by councillors

Plans to give a petrol station in a residential area a licence to sell alcohol has been criticised by city councillors.


From palace to park: New Weston Park butler has royal seal of approval

It's a right royal appointment - a new head butler who once served the Queen at Buckingham Palace has been appointed at Weston Park.