My road to international journalism began in Canada’s capital where I worked as a television reporter at CTV Ottawa. During my time there, I covered a wide variety of stories, ranging from the extremely serious to the very quirky.
My stories and live reports regularly led the evening newscast and were often picked up by CTV News Channel. I was one of the youngest reporters at the station charged with covering court, the economy and municipal and provincial politics.
While at CTV, I also worked as an online reporter and associate producer at the network’s flagship political program Question Period, which was hosted by Kevin Newman and Craig Oliver at the time. Prior to joining CTV, I did a stint as a general assignment reporter at the Ottawa Citizen.
I moved to England in September 2012 after receiving a full scholarship to do a postgraduate degree in journalism at the University of the West of England. While completing my degree, I worked as a broadcast assistant for the BBC’s Sunday Politics show and as a freelance multimedia journalist for The Bristol Post.
I graduated with highest honours from Carleton University’s prestigious journalism school in 2010. At graduation, I was awarded the Marjorie Nichols Memorial Award which is given to the student who shows the most journalistic potential. I also received the CTV News Television Broadcasting Scholarship and a University Senate Medal for academic achievement.
My dream of working in international news developed at a young age. In my grade eight yearbook entry for “future plans,” I wrote I was going to work for CNN and live in New York. The city and the broadcaster are different, but the idea is there.
My goal is to be a foreign correspondent.