Rebecca Jago started her career at Vibe FM radio station, working her way up from researcher to become the co-presenter on the breakfast show. After appearing in a television documentary about Vibe FM, she was spotted by producers of ITV News Anglia who hired her as their weather presenter, and she also appeared on Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, where she would introduce phone-in contributors.
In November 2001, Rebecca Jago joined the CBBC children’s news programme Newsround, becoming one of the two main presenters. While she worked on the programme, she appeared on a celebrity version of The Weakest Link but was the first to be eliminated after incorrectly answering the 50/50 question, “What is the safest way to read a firework instruction manual – A torch or a match?”
Rebecca Jago joined Capital London on 28 February 2003 to be Chris Tarrant’s foil on Capital Breakfast. She stayed with the new host Johnny Vaughan after Tarrant left in 2004, but her involvement ended when her contract ended in December 2004. She then had stints as a reporter on GMTV’s Entertainment Today programme, and Sky Sports News, before returning to ITV Anglia in May 2005 as a feature reporter and presenter. Since 12 February 2009, Jago has been the co-presenter of ITV News Anglia, alongside Jonathan Wills.