I’m an award-winning multi-platform journalist based at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Washington D.C. bureau.
Reporting live from the White House, Capitol Hill and beyond, I cover the Trump administration and U.S. politics for CBC News Network. It’s my job to make sense of fast-moving developments on everything from the ongoing Russia investigation to the escalating tension with North Korea for a Canadian audience. My work also features on The National, World Report, The World At Six and CBCNews.ca.
Before moving to D.C., I was a field producer and fill-in reporter at the CBC’s London bureau, a position that allowed me to travel to the front lines of some of the most significant international news stories in recent memory.
Along with reporting from Westminster and Buckingham Palace, I was one of the network’s main live reporters in the aftermath of the November 2015 attacks in Paris. I also reported from the COP-21 climate talks held there weeks later.
As a field producer, I 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 on the Greek island of Lesbos.
I’ve also produced several documentaries for The National. The subjects have ranged from the deadly impacts of drought in Ethiopia and life in cash-strapped Zimbabwe to populism in Europe and the Far Right in Hungary.
On our Zimbabwe trip, my team also put together a first-of-its-kind online interactive feature for the CBC. My photographs were an integral part of the project.
My road to international journalism began in Canada’s capital where I was as a television and online reporter for CTV News. I also worked as an associate producer for CTV’s flagship politics program, Question Period.
I received a full scholarship to complete my master’s degree in journalism at the University of the West of England. While studying, 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. I was awarded the Marjorie Nichols Memorial Award which is given to the graduate with the most journalistic potential. I also received the CTV News Television Broadcasting Scholarship and a University Senate Medal for academic achievement.
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.