I’m a journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s London bureau, a position that has allowed me to travel to the front lines of some of the most significant international news stories in recent memory.
I was one of CBC News Network’s main live reporters in the aftermath of the November 2015 attacks in Paris.
I’ve also filed extensively for CBC’s flagship newscast, The National, and its main radio programs including World Report, The World At Six, and World This Weekend.
As an international field producer, I’ve covered stories from across Europe, with particular focus on the refugee crisis, the threat of ISIS, and the politics of the European Union. My team won an RTNDA and a Gabriel Award for our coverage of the refugee influx from the Greek island of Lesbos.
I’ve also produced several documentaries for The National, including on the rising populism across Europe, the far right in Hungary, and on the ongoing drought in Ethiopia.
My road to international journalism began in Canada’s capital where I worked as a television reporter at CTV Ottawa. I also worked as an associate producer for CTV’s Question Period. 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.