Jess Staufenberg is a senior reporter.
Jess trained as a reporter in Brighton before heading to Norfolk as a business journalist for the Eastern Daily Press.
After training across the paper and local station MustardTV, she returned to London and wrote about education for Al Jazeera, Times Educational Supplement, the Daily Telegraph before taking a permanent role at The Independent and then eventually leaving for Schools Week.
Data gleaned from freedom of information requests and investigations are her bag, but she also loves a good profile interview.
Outside of the newsroom, she surfs in Devon, hikes and spends a lot of time in the pub.
Her special skill is swearing in German.