Hi, my name is Jessica, and I'm a senior staff writer for BBC News.


I specialize in longform journalism, and am passionate about exploring complex stories over the course of weeks or even months of reporting. Criminal justice is my bread and butter, but I’ll tackle any subject that involves great characters and compelling narrative. I truly love my job.

I was born and raised in the North Star State, and I'm currently based at the BBC's Washington DC bureau.

I'm an alum of the St. Louis Riverfront Times, Minneapolis City Pages and Santa Cruz Weekly.

Reach me at: jessica [dot] lussenhop @ bbc.co.uk