News Editor, Morning / In-House Sommelier
My time at 680News started in May of 2010 like many — as an overnight anchor learning what we call “the news wheel.” It was an awesome experience complete with lots of breaking news and very early morning conversations with police officers about how awesome coffee is.
In November 2011, I was lucky enough to have been given the responsibility of editing the morning show, which means getting up at the crack of ridiculous to come in to find, line-up and help write the newscasts for Paul Cook and Marlane Oliver. It is amazing to be part of this team — people that truly have passion for their work. Together, we’re with you from 5:30-9:30 a.m. trying to give you a snapshot of what will happen in your day and updating you with breaking news from around the world. Let me tell you, it’s never dull!!
On top of that, you’ll hear me do news reports on things that are breaking along with stories from the world of wine, beer and spirits. Besides being a journalist, I am also a sommelier certified with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the “in-house sommelier” here at 680News.
If you’re thinking of becoming a journalist I’d recommend the program at Fanshawe College in London; I graduated in 1998 and I don’t think I’d be at 680News without my training there. I also have my honours B.A. in German Literature from Dalhousie University in Halifax, where I lived for 10 years.