LIVE TV NEWS

As a Senior Writer, I edit video and write copy and banners for television news.

In the control room my tasks include:  vetting, monitoring live events and preparing instant playback.

TORONADO TREAS THROUGH OTTAWA-GATINEAU

Sep 21, 2018

This story broke as we were on air and I was in the control room. Luckily, meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe was able to provide updates as we gathered video and images to help.

(Rundown and Backrow Produced by Lito Howse)

TRUDEAU BROWN-FACE SCANDAL

Sept 18, 2019

As I was logging in to my computer in the control room and prepared to take another show to air, my senior producer and I were notified of a Time Magazine article containing an image of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in brown-face.

Four minutes to air, our Ottawa bureau confirmed it was an authentic image so we threw out our planned show and went wall-to-wall with the breaking scandal.

As host Reshmi Nair talked with two senior reporters in Ottawa, I connected with reporters on the campaign trail and set them up for remote hits.

Here is one of the speeches we took live that evening.

(Rundown and Backrow Produced by Lito Howse)

TURKEY SHARES AUDIO TAPES OF KHASHOGGI'S DEATH

Nov 10, 2018

This is an example of one of the stories I have worked on as it continued to develop. For this clip, I was producing in the control room.

However, I wrote and produced many other aspects of this story on CBC News Network, like when Jamal Khashoggi's fiancee Hatice Cengiz wrote an Op-ed in the the Washington Post.

(Rundown and Backrow Produced by Lito Howse)

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