Jessy El Murr

Jessy El Murr

  • Senior Journalist & Media Consultant, FORMER BBC AND SKY NEWS ARABIA
  • Chief Executive Officer

Jessy El Murr is a certified media trainer and a multilingual digital journalist who spent over 18 years writing and presenting political, military and digital news stories for international news outlets. A seasoned field journalist and former BBC and Sky News Arabia correspondent, El Murr has recently acquired several media consulting and training projects for government and private entities across GCC countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates and the State of Kuwait. In 2019, El Murr led the digital production team for a confidential government project under the auspices of the Ministry of Defense in Saudi Arabia. In her capacity as the head of digital media department, she was entrusted with leading the production of digital campaigns related to counterterrorism and combating youth extremism. During her time as a correspondent, El Murr specialized in military news coverage and filed several exclusive stories. In 2012, she was the first Arab female reporter to complete an embed with United States Armed Forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan reporting exclusively on the NATO troops withdrawal for SKY News Arabia. In 2014, El Murr filed another exclusive story covering the US Navy operations on board USS George H.W Bush (CVN 77), the American aircraft carrier which led the F-18 airstrikes against ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq. As a BBC reporter based in Washington DC, El Murr covered several major political and economic stories including the 2008 US presidential elections and the 2011 trial of former IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn. In 2015, El Murr conceived, produced and presented Sky News Arabia’s first Live TV social media program “Taghreedat Al Sabah” highlighting the work of young Arab digital entrepreneurs. Her work on the segment helped Sky News Arabia pick up the Arab Social Media Influencers Summit Award held in Dubai in 2016.

All Sessions by Jessy El Murr

Day 2 March 4, 2022
14:00

PANEL DISCUSSION

Day 1 March 21, 2022
11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION