Who Am I?

“Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you – for the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely of places.”

– Roald Dahl

Since graduating from Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program in 2012, I’ve had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest stories unravelling across Canadian media. The 2013 Alberta floods, the Nathan O’Brien disappearance and the Alison Redford caucus revolt are just some of the major stories I worked on for radio and online while with CBC News in Calgary, Alberta.

After two years in Calgary, I’ve returned to Ottawa to take on a new position as a reporter with iPolitics covering Parliament Hill. For more info on what I do, check out my LinkedIn profile.

Over the last five years, the people I’ve met have challenged me, inspired me and, at times, made me want to pull my hair out in sheer frustration. Above all, they’ve changed me- my perspectives, my storytelling skills and my view of people in general.

I love politics, particularly issues around national security and counterterrorism. I’m also an avid photographer and creative writer.

Want to work together or grab coffee? You can reach me at a.connolly30@gmail.com, follow me on Twitter or Instagram: @amandacconn.

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  1. Hi Amanda,
    I’m a Psych prof at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. A colleague mentioned you had put out an information request regarding the physical traits of political candidates. Have you tried contacting the ISPP (International Society of Political Psychology)? I am convinced that a bunch of members of this Society would have that type of expertise. (I am a member of this society but I do research on youth engagement; not ‘election’ stuff 🙂 I also know that many of them regularly take on media requests. Cheers, Dave Bourgeois

  2. David Murrell June 2, 2016 — 5:55 am

    Amana,
    Congrats as to your verbal scolding by China Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Your astute question, as to the Canadian political prisoner, perhaps wasn’t appreciated by our foreign policy establishment, but it was to me. Your push for asking questions on human rights speaks well for young journalists in Canada. — David Murrell in Fredericton

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