“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 firstname.lastname@example.org, follow me on Twitter or Instagram: @amandacconn.