Sheryl Grant

Journalist

Sheryl Grant, BJ(Hons)’80, doesn’t always follow others’ advice—and that’s worked out well for her.  After completing a BA in English, Sheryl had a summer job working the front desk of t...

Sarah Fulford

Editor-in-Chief, Maclean's

Sarah Fulford likes to really figure things out.  It’s part of why she’s recently been asked to manage Maclean’s, one of Canada’s most widely circulated news magazines. It also explains he...

MOIRA DONOVAN

Independent Journalist

When Moira Donovan was a teenager, her sister told her she’d make a great journalist. Her casual reply was always “sure, that might work.”   Might work indeed. Today Moira is a highly respe...

Laura Bain

Media and Communications Specialist and Trainer

In these moments of crisis, journalism is even more important. The journalists that are on the ground, and not the international reporters but the local reporters who have no option to leave in some c...

Mohamed Hashem

Senior Producer, Middle East Eye

Like many King's students in their final year, Mohamed Hashem sent out resumes early, hoping to score a job before graduation. But as the school year was winding down he hadn't heard anything. So w...

Trevor Murphy

Publicist and Musician

Almost anywhere you look in the Nova Scotia cultural sector, you'll find Trevor Murphy's name. That's no accident: having worked as a music publicist, a radio host and a musician, Trevor's aim is to b...

Jenn Thornhill Verma

Journalist, Author

It was by chance that Jenn Thornhill Verma decided to return to King's after over a decade away. "I was flying and saw an advertisement for the MFA program and I had this idea about digging into this ...

Monica Mutale

Assistant Manager, The Ten Spot / Freelance Journalist

The past year and a half has come with challenges for many, and Monica Mutale is no exception. Having worked in the beauty industry since 2018, including at Kara’s Urban Day Spa and now as assistant...

Starr Cunningham

President and CEO, Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

Having worked as a producer, reporter and anchor for ATV and CTV for 23 years, it appears that Starr Cunningham’s success as a journalist may have been preordained. As it turns out, Starr had her fi...

Perry King

Author, Communications Officer, Journalist

“Cricket is not just an import sport. It’s a welcome mat and a landing pad for generations of Canadians.” So writes Perry King, BJ’09, in his book Rebound: Sports, Community and the Inclusi...

Stephanie Nolen

Global Health Reporter, The New York Times

This is the same Stephanie Nolen who has won seven National Newspaper Awards, five Amnesty International Media Awards, and numerous other accolades. Her book, 28: Stories of AIDS in Africa, was nomina...

Stephen Maher

Contributing Editor, Maclean’s Magazine

Throughout his 30-year journalism career, Stephen Maher has relocated several times and worked as a general reporter, restaurant critic, political reporter and magazine correspondant. While his career...

Lyndsie Bourgon

Writer, Oral Historian

Lyndsie Bourgon has her writing sights set on poachers. Tree poachers. “Poaching wood around the world is incredibly lucrative,” Lyndsie says, then adds, “but people don’t always pay much a...

Lisa Blackburn

Deputy Mayor of Halifax

Lisa Blackburn stands outside for three hours on a cold December morning as Halifax pauses to remember the horrific events of more than a century ago–the Halifax Explosion. She is here to commemorat...

Corbett Hancey

Investigative journalist, writer and analyst

Corbett Hancey is an investigative journalist. He has undergrad degrees from McGill and King’s and a Master’s degree from King’s College in London. He’s been awarded two prestigious fellowship...

Trina Roache

Video Journalist with APTN Investigates

Trina Roache lets go a good laugh when she says, “If I wanted to be famous, I got into the wrong line of work.” Trina, a member of the Glooscap First Nation, (Pesikitk’) works for the Aborigi...

Joan Baxter

Author and Journalist

Photo: Joan Baxter in November 2018 in southern Burkina Faso, with Roger Guibre (left), Thierry Bayala (centre), and Armand Bayala (right). Whether it’s reporting on a revolution in Burkina Faso,...

Meagan Campbell

Reporter, National Post

To understand how Meagan Campbell managed to land a full time job at a national newspaper just as she graduated, or how she had had a full time position at Maclean’s magazine for three years in betw...

Paul Brothers

Anchor/Co-host - The Morning News, Global Halifax

Paul Brothers is nothing if not strategic. He figures out what he wants, then he figures out how to get it. “I had a goal when I was a teenager that I would be on national television as a sports ...

Robert Cribb

Investigative Reporter, Toronto Star

For Robert Cribb, there was never any question. “The only kind of journalism I ever wanted to do was investigative,” he says. True to his word that is exactly what Rob is doing with the Toronto...

David McGuffin

Freelance journalist with National Public Radio; podcaster for Canadian Geographic

Growing up in Ottawa the son of a Toronto Star reporter, David’s early role models for an international reporting career included his friends’ parents who were diplomats and foreign correspondents...

Lezlie Lowe

Freelance Journalist and Journalism Instructor

Life has been a series of epiphanies for Lezlie Lowe. There was the one she had while studying in the Contemporary Studies Program (CSP). “I found that I could study philosophy, but I didn’t...

Marco Chown Oved

Investigative Reporter for Toronto Star

“I’m a little like Forrest Gump,” Marco Chown Oved says with a laugh. He has a point. Marco found himself, again and again, witness to major events. But not just a witness. He has made a care...

Sofia Ortega

Freelance Video Journalist with Associated Press, Mexico

It took a motorcycle accident in Mexico, six weeks of recovery and some soul searching, but Sofia Ortega finally figured it out. “I was having a very nice life making money, but I wasn’t happy....

Angel Moore

Atlantic Correspondent for Aboriginal People’s Television Network

It was the day before Encaenia 2018 and Angel Moore had a job interview. She had applied to the Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) for a summer internship. But after meeting with manageme...

Trevor Adams

Instructor of Meteorology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Trevor Adams is happy to talk weather. “It’s sunny right now,” he says from his Florida home, “but we have a broad low moving north of us that’s been giving us rain for the last few days....

Sherri Borden Colley

Reporter, CBC

“My goal is to provide a place for new voices,” Sherri Borden Colley says, “and to give people the chance to tell their stories.” Sherri is in a unique position to do just that. She is one ...

Emanuella Grinberg

Digital News Writer for CNN

It could be a mass shooting like the one in Las Vegas in the fall of 2017. Or a van plowing into pedestrians along a Toronto street in the spring of 2018. If it is a big story Emanuella Grinberg will ...

Laura Armstrong

Sports Reporter at the Toronto Star

Laura Armstrong knew it would be tough finding a job in journalism after graduating. “I gave myself five years to find a career in this industry,” she says, knowing that the writing and communi...

Calum Agnew

Doctor of Law (JD), University of Toronto

“The truth is out there,” Calum Agnew says with a laugh quoting the line from the title sequence of the TV show The X Files. The truth is out there and he knows how to find it. Calum is current...

Duncan McCue

Host of CBC’s Cross Country Checkup

Every Sunday afternoon Duncan McCue walks into a metaphorical corral. It’s actually a CBC Radio studio in Toronto. But Duncan knows he’s in for a ride hosting Cross Country Checkup, a national cal...

Mark DeWolf

Sommelier, Creative Director, Food & Drink, The Saltwire Network

Sommelier Mark DeWolf considers himself a student of both the art and science of wine. “I find learning about the history and culture surrounding wine as compelling as the impact of climate, soil an...

Sam Mednick

Burkina Faso Correspondent for the Associated Press; Freelance Journalist

“My motto is ‘just say yes’,” says Samuelle – Sam – Mednick. Pragmatic and direct, Sam has spent her career following stories across the world. “I never loved school,” says Sam of h...

Adam Scotti

Justin Trudeau’s Photographer

As Justin Trudeau’s official photographer, Adam Scotti is closer to history in the making than most. His road to the ringside seat began simply enough. In 2011, Adam volunteered in Trudeau’s...

Davis Carr

Communications Advisor, Federation for Canadian Municipalities

When Davis Carr wants to do something new, chances are it will get done. “That’s how it was at King’s,” she recalls. “You just go for it.” Since she graduated in 2012, Davis has been...

Amy Shira Teitel

Author, Blogger, Historian

When Amy Shira Teitel looks up at the night sky she sees not just the twinkling lights, she sees stories. “I can’t look at the moon,” Amy says, “and not think about the stories of the peopl...

Lindsay Cameron Wilson

Writer, Host of The Food Podcast

‘Finding the story in the everyday’ is the guiding and core principle of Lindsay Cameron Wilson’s work. As a food writer, recipe developer and host of The Food Podcast, Lindsay has been leani...

Arwen Kidd

Project Director, Internews (Sierra Leone) & Multimedia Consultant

Arwen Kidd has never been one to take the easy path. While a student at King’s, she spent a summer in Romania, researching her honours thesis on post-Communist media. A three-month journalism intern...

Jessica Davey-Quantick

Communications Writer and Freelance Journalist

Jessica Davey-Quantick is a force to be reckoned with. Not tied to any specific genre, she has followed her passion for research and storytelling from Halifax to Qatar to Yellowknife. Growing up in...

Jocelyn Corkum

Studio Director, DHX Media; CBC News

“I remember being 12 years old, watching sports commentators on TV. I thought that was such an amazing job, and at that moment, it was, ‘I want to do that.’ That’s what I wanted to do, and I s...

Shauntay Grant

Lecturer, Department of English, Dalhousie University

In a verse penned some time ago, Shauntay Grant writes, ”My mother says when I was young I’d follow her, room-to-room, asking the same question: ’Why’? I think that ever since I’ve been aski...

Chad Lucas

Diversity and Equity Advisor, Government of Nova Scotia

Journalist, author and communications advisor Chad Lucas uses storytelling to bring people together. For someone with dreams of being a reporter, Chad Lucas’ working life began exactly where a gr...

Liam Hyland

Camera Operator/ENG Technician, CTV National

Liam Hyland hand-delivered his application to former King’s journalism director Kim Kierans, unsure if his high school marks would be good enough. “On paper it may not look great, but if you gi...

Heather Blom

Producer, Rethink

Heather Blom’s contemporary studies at King’s revealed a natural talent for bridging disciplines and communities. “Language and art, scientific language and artistic language - in the end, it b...

Pete Pachal

Executive Editor, Operations & Strategy at CoinDesk

When Pete Pachal started the one-year Bachelor of Journalism at King’s, he was immediately struck by the school’s sense of support and community. “Everybody who was there wanted to be there. ...

Dorian Geiger

National Crime Reporter, NBC Universal

Dorian Geiger’s life in Queens, New York, where he works as a national crime reporter for NBC Universal’s Oxygen.com, is a long way from the prairies of southwest Saskatchewan, where he grew up on...