Rochelle Jackson was born in Melbourne and grew up in a police family. She began her career in country Victoria and Sydney as a journalist in television and radio. Later she worked as a TV producer and investigative researcher for 'Today, Tonight', 'Australian Story', 'New Dimensions', 'Watchdog', SBS TV and radio news services and TVNZ's 'Sixty Minutes'. She specialises in crime and police stories. Currently she is based in Melbourne and is working as a freelance journalist.