I’m a journalist with CBC radio and television, working in Ottawa. Last year, I became the director for the capital’s most listened to morning radio show, Ottawa Morning, and I’ve been producing it since May. During the election, I worked as an associate producer on CBC’s Power and Politics. I also spent two seasons with the fifth estate, where I helped produce stories about the October 22nd attack in Ottawa and a massive recall of General Motors’ vehicles.
My interest in both journalism and politics really solidified while I was working in northern Ontario – about as far away from the centres of power in Canada as it’s possible to be. The year before I started the Master’s of Journalism program at Carleton, I worked as a teacher in a remote First Nations community in northern Ontario. There, I realized the impact of national politics on daily life: the resources in my classroom, the houses we lived in, and the prospects my students faced after graduation were all affected by policy decisions made in Ottawa.
Since then, I’ve been developing the journalistic skills to understand and communicate that fundamental link between political power and people’s lives.
Beyond journalism, I enjoy nighttime skiing and dusting off old 45s.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org