Professional Experience

 

CBC Ottawa

Web writer - Jan. 2018 – Present

 

  • Covered stories in CBC's local newsroom.

  • Quickly adapted to a three-platform environment, learning how to use audio and video editing tools.

  • Used a variety of digital tools to add depth to web stories.

  • Continued to dig up unique and exclusive stories using access to information and data.

  • Edited and wrote multiple stories per day.

Metro Ottawa

Senior Reporter and Managing Editor , Oct. 2016 to Nov. 2017

 

  • Covered Parliament Hill and federal politics as member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, developing a unique focus for Metro reflecting the paper's audience.

  • Used Access to Information requests effectively to find many original stories.

  • Created ongoing data projects that spawned regular features for Metro.

  • Was promoted to managing editor and oversaw a staff and freelance writers, while continuing to break important stories.

  • Wrote up to four stories each day, while also editing all of the content in Metro's local section.

  • Managed every aspect of the newsroom from front page decisions, hiring and story assignment. 

 

 

Metro Edmonton

Senior Reporter, Aug. 2012 to Oct. 2016

  • Covered the provincial legislature and Edmonton City Hall simultaneously, breaking stories on both beats that my competition was left to follow.

  • Jumped in on weekends and evenings for breaking news at a moments notice to ensure Metro remained competitive.

  • Oversaw the newsroom during the Fort McMurray fire leading to Metro’s first National Newspaper Award nomination.

  • Made weekly television panel appearances helping to grow Metro’s brand.

 

 

St. Albert Gazette – St. Albert, AB

Staff Writer, June 2007 to Aug. 2012

 

  • Covered courts, crime, provincial and municipal politics, as well as the military, getting a solid background in all areas.

  • Consistently found unique and original stories that helped the twice-weekly paper stand out in the province.

  • Won several awards and mentored  junior reporters.

Skills

  • Bilingual English and French

  • Able to use a variety of platforms for data journalism

Awards
 

  • 2016 National Newspaper Award nomination for Breaking News Reporting

  • 2010 Canadian Community Newspaper Association; third place Best Historical Story

  • 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America; second place Best Investigative Reporting

  • 2011 Alberta Weekly Newspapers Association; second place Best Feature Story

Education


Carleton University — Ottawa, ON
Combined honours in Journalism and Mass Communications, 2005

Served as News Editor and Reporter for university newspaper (The Charlatan) in final two years.

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