Jenny Percival has worked as a journalist for newspapers and television for almost 20 years, including ten years as a political correspondent in the Westminster lobby. She has interviewed prime ministers, covered murders and terrorism trials, and even door-stepped Michael Jackson.
Assignments have taken her from European summits and the World Economic Forum in Davos to far too many run down housing estates in London.
She began her career in regional journalism with the Express & Star and Birmingham Post and moved to London to work as a political correspondent for The Scotsman. During a five-year stint as a political correspondent for Sky News, she did lots of live two-way interviews, heckled ministers going into Number 10 and interviewed members of the Cabinet and shadow cabinet. As part of Sky’s award-winning coverage of the 7/7 bombings she did ‘lives’ from Downing Street and interviewed the then home secretary Charles Clarke.
Jenny has also worked as a news reporter for Times Online, BBC News Online and The Guardian, for whom she continues to write as a freelance journalist. She also works as a media consultant to Kingston University in south west London.