Resumé

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE 

•  NOW Magazine – Contributor and in-house sex-worker-rights advocate (Oct 2014–Jan 2015)

Xtra, Canada’s Gay and Lesbian News – Staff reporter (Oct 2010–Jan 2014)

 Peterborough Examiner – Reporter: general assignment, education, and courts (April 2006–Oct 2010)

AM 640 Toronto Radio – On-air reporter and assistant producer (Aug 2004–Sept 2005)

• Toronto Star – Intern reporter: crime and police (April 2000–May 2002, July 2003–May 2004)

•  Reuters (London, UK) – Internship: writing, editing, and communications  (June 2002–June 2003 )

• Hamilton Spectator – Intern reporter: general assignment (May 2001–Sept 2001)

MEDIA RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE

MPP Cheri DiNovo – Media/communications (June 2014–present)

•  #ENDhatelaws – Co-founder/executive director (Jan 2014– present)

Campaign to re-elect Cheri DiNovo – Handler / public relations (May–June 2014) 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

LGBT Person of the Year nomination, Inspire Awards (March 2014)

Thinker-in-Residence, Videofag (Oct 2013–Jan 2014)

• Honoured Dyke,  Pride Week 2012, “In recognition of her outstanding achievement and contribution to Toronto’s LGBTTIQQ2SA communities through excellence in reporting on Bill 13 (Accepting Schools Act) and Toby’s Act.”

Canadian Newsperson of the Year nomination, J-Source (Jan 2012)

“Top 50 Twitter users influencing LGBT life,” PinkNews (Dec 2011)

“27 Torontonians whose tweets make our day,”  Torontoist (July 2011)

Best Community Journalist, Peterborough Race Relations Committee (Sept 2008)

• Ontario Newspaper Award for feature writing (Feb 2007)

EDUCATION

York University – Honours B.A., English/Film and Theatre (1999–2004)

 Humber College School of Media Studies – Honours Diploma, Print and Broadcast Journalism (1996–99)

 Humber College School of Creative Photography – Honours Certificate (1997 – 1999 )

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