Hunter bushfires 2017, Port Stephens and Cessnock | live blog

Dominica Sanda
Jessica Brown
Updated November 7 2016 - 10:15pm, first published 6:52am
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Dominica Sanda

Dominica Sanda

Group Digital Journalist

Group Digital Journalist with the Newcastle Herald bringing news - in all forms - to the Hunter and beyond.

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Digital Editor

Jessica began her journalism career in 2009 as a cadet at The Port Stephens Examiner before moving to London for a two-year stint working in magazines and digital publishing. The Lake Macquarie local returned to Australia where she took up a reporting role at The Maitland Mercury. She worked across several rounds including local council, police and property before moving into digital journalism and joining the team at The Newcastle Herald in 2017.