Based in Prague, I'm a Multimedia Editor with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). With 25 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, I've reported from more than 30 countries covering some of the biggest international news stories of the past two decades. From conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Georgia to revolution in Egypt and migrants fleeing to Europe, I've had the privilege of telling the stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary situations.
In early 2020 before the pandemic really hit, I travelled to Ukraine's Black Sea coast to shoot a documentary about the country's struggle to rebuild its navy following Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea. And in a 2018 documentary, I investigated the legacy of chemical weapons in Iraq. My social media videos have generated millions of hits including my Chernobyl nuclear accident explainer, Eva's Story about the terrifying diary of a 13-year-old Jewish girl who died in the Holocaust, and a profile of Pakistan's first female truck driver. I interviewed former Polish President Lech Walesa, and reported on former U.S. President Donald Trump's 2017 visit to Poland.
Before joining RFE/RL, I was European Bureau Chief for Canada's Global TV News in London where I covered several U.K. elections, British royalty, and the 2014 Scottish independence referendum. I also travelled to the Caucasus to report on Georgia's short 2008 war with Russia, and the following year I was in Afghanistan covering the conflict in Kandahar province. In 2014, I was in northern Iraq reporting on the humanitarian crisis triggered by the advance of Islamic State militants. I have met the survivors of and reported on several terrorist attacks -- from the 2005 London transit bombings and the 2011 Oslo massacre to Nairobi's Westgate Mall siege in 2013 and the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris.
It hasn't been all conflict reporting, however, and I've had the pleasure doing many fascinating and historical stories. From the artist who crafts microscopic sculptures and a James Bond car auction to the birthplace of the Titanic and the spectacle of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, there is always something or someone intriguing to discover. It was an honour to tell the stories of World War II veterans on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day anniversaries and explore the maze of tunnels under the World War I Canadian battlefield at Vimy Ridge in France.
For three years, I bounced between London and Prague where I opened a bureau (2010-13) to expand Global News' coverage in central and Eastern Europe. I witnessed the devastation caused by the 2010 toxic-sludge spill in Hungary, travelled to Kosovo to report on organ trafficking, and covered the funeral of former Czech President Vaclav Havel.
I first moved to London from Canada in 2003 to work as a freelance producer for Sky News, BBC Radio and CBS News. I soon picked-up a camera and was shooting and editing reports for Canada's Global News as a "one-man-band" video-journalist.
I'm proud that my social media video on the Forest Reclaiming Abkhaz Ghost Town was part of the RFE/RL submission that won the 2019 RTDNA's Edward R. Murrow Award for Multimedia in the Network Television category. My reporting from Cairo on the 2011 Egyptian Arab Spring revolution helped Global News earn the RTDNA award for continuing coverage. And my report on the arrest of Canadian fugitive Luka Magnotta in Berlin contributed to Global National News winning the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence in network television.
Born and raised in Montréal, Québec, I began my broadcasting career as a radio reporter for CHOM-FM covering the 1995 Québec independence referendum. A year later, I moved to Québec City to become CJAD radio's bureau chief at the provincial legislature, L'Assemblée Nationale.
I established Global TV's first bureau at the Québec legislature in 1997 where I covered the separatist Parti Québecois government, two provincial elections, the 2001 Summit of the Americas riot, and hosted a weekly political panel.
I'm a graduate of McGill University with a BA in Film & Communications but spent most of my time at CKUT-FM Radio McGill.
CAMERA: Sony XDCAM PMW 100 & 200
EDITING: Premier Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie
French / Français
Czech / Čeština - learning