As a reporter, it was ingrained into us, the students, “It’s not about you.” The focus isn’t on the reporter – it’s on the person and the issue. What’s their message? Not ours. There are three sides to every story, and it’s our job to tell a balanced, fair story.
I graduated from the Creative Communications diploma program at Red River College in Winnipeg, Manitoba with a journalism major. I headed west to Edmonton, Alberta where I was a reporter and producer with Shaw TV Edmonton on a 10-month contract – covering a maternity leave.
Before my contract ended, I chased after the Edmonton Journal’s sports editor, and I became the freelance figure skating reporter. Kaetlyn Osmond, Ravi Walia, Taylor LeClaire, Jessica Gosse, Ben Ferreira, Lisa Sargeant, Lance Vipond, and Debbi Wilkes are a handful of people who gave interviews. When I offered to write about other sports, I found myself in the press box, watching and interviewing the University of Alberta Golden Bears Football team.
When I returned to Winnipeg, I worked for 680 CJOB, and then Chris D, covering the 2014 Manitoba Civic Election. A month later, I snagged a gig as a freelance reporter for the Interlake Spectator (Interlake Publishing).
Currently, I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I juggle four blogs. I’ve worked as web writer and reporter for Chris D on a contract/promo basis. My passions are figure skating, health, and retro. I’m also an actor, training with Rogues West in Vancouver, British Columbia under Christiane Hirt, co-founder of Company of Rogues based in Calgary, Alberta – where I previously trained with co-founder Joe-Norman Shaw.
Please see my client list for samples of my work. I hope to work with you in the future!
(Fun fact: I was a Production Assistant for APTN during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and a videojournalist for iTV Winnipeg during a semester break in college.)