Jess Hill is a freelance investigative reporter for the The Monthly and Background Briefing. In 2011, while she was a producer for ABC Radio Current Affairs, she represented Australia on the Edward R Murrow Fellowship in the United States, and a few months later, moved to Cairo as Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail. In 2012, Foreign Policy ranked her in the top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and in 2013, she was one of Cosmopolitan’s 30 most influential women under 30. In 2015, her reporting on domestic violence won three Our Watch Walkley awards, including the inaugural Gold Award for reporting on violence against women. She lives with her husband, David, and two cats, Search Engine and Kitty Ponting, in Bondi.