My plan didn't factor in multiple moves across the country or layoffs or delays--the unforeseen things that *seemed* to slow me down.
One of the key questions I grappled with as I moved into the next phase of my journey was purpose: why am I here? Why do I do what I do?
Sometimes going back to school is about more than just obtaining a degree.
Parking in Vancouver is the pits. You roll up on a street, hoping you can find a spot, only to have to circle the block and settle for a spot that's *relatively* close to your destination. Thankfully, I have commercial plates on my news truck and--believe me--sometimes it really gets me out of a jam... ...and … Continue reading #ParkingWars and A Tale of Two Races: My week in pictures and video.
My mother is my biggest fan. No matter what city I've found myself working in, she has always made sure to call the cable company and order the channel or she's tuned in online. My sisters call her 'The Alpha Fan' ... though, the more I travel and report, I'm beginning to realize Mom isn't the only … Continue reading Conversations about Race at Sunday Brunch
I've always considered myself an everyday girl with a not-so-everyday job. However, over the years, I've learned viewers don't quite see reporters the same way...
My sisters will *never* leave Toronto--much like Oprah, this is one thing I know for sure. They, like so many other Torontonians see no need to leave the big smoke...and I've given up trying to change their minds. Up until 2010, the three of us (+ Mom) all shared the same home. My sisters (one … Continue reading My other full-time job
Growing up in Toronto/GTA is like existing in a bubble: everything you need is here, so why bother looking anywhere else? Having grown up in this world, I'm all too familiar with the downsides of 'bubble-living' and the narrow-minded city dwellers that kind of lifestyle produces. Its a big part of the reason why I … Continue reading Re-discovering Ontario
Toronto hasn't been home for me for the last few years, still I always keep an eye on the city's municipal elections--particularly, the candidates vying for Toronto's top job. Mayoral races in the city are always exciting: closely watched, hard fought and full of surprises. This year has been no exception.There are just two months to go … Continue reading Questions for Toronto’s future mayor
I still remember one of my first live hits in Newfoundland--a story about Kathy Dunderdale not too long before she became Premier--and nervously going over my script, while my camera man shuffled around me. Everything was in place--the monitor behind me, the lights, my mic was on--but there was just one problem: I was too … Continue reading “Reporting LIVE, from the top of this box…”