Hello and welcome.
I first tried my hand at journalistic work in film school at Dawson College around 2010. Although I enjoyed writing and directing fictional pieces, I found myself drawn to documentary work, and all the research, interviewing and editing it entailed.
Then, during the student protests of 2012, I grabbed my camera and had my first experience with on-the-ground reporting, taking photos and capturing video of the nightly demonstrations in the streets of Montreal.
In 2014, I enrolled in Concordia’s journalism program, where I soon became a regular contributor at The Link Newspaper. I started up a news podcast for their website, called The Download, which allowed me to develop my skills as a radio reporter. I also wrote for the paper regularly, and helped to flesh out the site’s video content.
During the anti-austerity demonstrations in the Spring of 2015, I tried my hand at live streaming, and managed to develop an audience. Mainstream media outlets took notice, and I was invited to appear on several news programs – on television, radio and web – to share my reporting and experiences.
In the Fall of 2016, I took on a news internship at CBC Montreal. During that time, I was able to help several reporters develop stories through research and pre-interviews. In addition, I was given the freedom and time to develop my own story ideas, and wrote several articles for the web.
Having pitched an idea for a report on the future of self-driving technology in Quebec during my internship interview, I was also given the opportunity to develop and produce my own television report, which was aired on CBC’s 6 o’clock newscast. This experience eventually led to me being hired as an on-call reporter in the Montreal newsroom.