The Namoi Valley Independent has welcomed a new staff member this week: reporter Jessica Worboys.
She joins the team after the departure of Billy Jupp to join The Northern Daily Leader team in Tamworth as a sports reporter.
Miss Worboys grew up in Maitland, and has a Bachelor of Communication majoring in journalism.
She has previously volunteered at the University of Newcastle’s student magazine ‘Yak’ writing articles, and at the radio station 2NURFM writing and reading news bulletins.
She said she was looking forward to getting to know Gunnedah and its community.
“I’m excited for a new chapter in my life here,” Miss Worboys said.