My Journalism

At CBC New Brunswick:

I’ve been with CBC since May 2000 as the provincial affairs reporter for New Brunswick. Besides covering the Legislature for radio, television, and CBC.ca/nb, I also file long-form and in-depth analysis stories on New Brunswick politics.

Among my recent investigations, I have told the story of a health-care turf war that turned political, revealed that the provincial liquor corporation favoured the hometown brewery, and forced a Crown corporation to disclose details of a secret pension paid to a party insider when he left the CEO’s job. I also broke the news of the departure of the province’s chief medical officer of health, and revealed a secret municipal subsidy to a large corporation concealed in a hockey arena contract.

I also co-produce a political podcast called Spin Reduxit, and I use Twitter to send out headlines and updates for the stories I cover. I co-hosted CBC’s 2010 New Brunswick election night results show on TV and radio, and was an analyst on Newsworld’s live coverage of the state funeral of Roméo LeBlanc in 2009.

In 2006, with the help of a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association travel bursary, I journeyed to Bangalore, India, to produce a three-part series on the Indian call-centre industry and the challenge it posed to a similar industry in New Brunswick.

At The Telegraph-Journal:

I worked at the Telegraph-Journal from 1993 until 2000, first in Moncton, then in Edmundston and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. While in Moncton, I co-wrote a series that was shortlisted for a Michener Award in 1994, and began a six-year battle to get government job-creation documents released under the Access to Information Act.

I returned to Moncton in late 1997 as bureau chief, where I was part of a team of eight reporters that won a 1998 National Newspaper Award for our coverage of how a rising star in aboriginal politics fled Canada to escape a murder charge. The Moncton bureau also won an Amnesty International Media Award for our coverage of the 1999 Francophonie Summit in the city.

Prognosis:

I worked at Prognosis, a biweekly (and later weekly) newspaper in Prague, Czech Republic, from January to August 1993. Here is my attempt to sum up Prognosis.

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