Alumni

Our graduates cover the world

From St. John's to Vancouver, Washington to Yellowknife, Bangkok to Berlin and beyond, we're proud of the work our graduates do around the globe. The School of Journalism's internship program and multi-media learning approach, along with our focus on in depth journalism, helps ensure our graduates land their dream jobs.

After looking at journalism programs across Canada, Derek Stoffel chose the U of R for its well-rounded education and internship opportunities. ``I've worked with grads from the other schools, and I honestly feel U of R's people come out with a stronger education,`` he says. Today Derek is CBC's Middle East correspondent, a career that is both difficult and rewarding.

Check out just a few of our graduates' many career successes below.

Creeson Agecoutay

Creeson Agecoutay

CTV Regina News reporter, producer and host of Indigenous Circle

Creeson attended the Indigenous Communication Arts (INCA) program at First Nations University of Canada before entering the J-School. After obtaining his degree, he became executive producer and host of CTV's award-winning program, Indigenous Circle, where he had previously worked as a veejay.

Sabeen Ahmed

Sabeen Ahmed

CTV Regina Morning Live co-host

Sabeen interned at Global Edmonton and landed her first job at the Mountain View Gazette in Didsbury, Alta., on graduating in 2008. She went on to work for CBC Saskatchewan, the Regina Leader-Post, and Rawlco News Talk Radio before becoming co-host of CTV Morning Live in 2014.

Eman Idil Barre

Eman Idil Barre

CBC, Teen Vogue, Allure and Muslim Girl

On graduating, Eman was awarded the CTV Investigative Journalism Award. She has since embarked on an action-packed freelance career with CBC, Teen Vogue, Allure and Muslim Girl, while at the same time launching her own fashion line.

Todd Battis

Todd Battis

CTV News, Atlantic bureau chief

Todd graduated in 1992 and landed his first job with CBC in London. He began his career with CTV as a Science Reporter before becoming Vancouver Bureau Chief, and now Atlantic Bureau Chief. In his 20 year career, Battis has reported on everything from Royal visits, to elections, to the Olympics, to the Hollywood film industry.

Nelson Bird

Nelson Bird

CTV News Regina, assignment editor

Nelson graduated with a degree in Journalism and Indigenous Studies in 1997. He also has a certificate in Indian Communication Arts. Nelson started with CTV Saskatchewan in 1998 as a video journalist, producer, and anchor person and in 2013 he became assignment editor.

Mervin Brass

Mervin Brass

CBC North, managing editor

Post-graduation, Mervin embarked on a long career in radio journalism with CKOM Saskatoon. He also founded a print and online newspaper, Treaty 4 News, and currently is managing editor at CBC North in Yellowknife.

Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson

Global Edmonton, news anchor

Nancy's career in broadcast journalism began at CHCA in Red Deer before moving on to Global Regina and then CTV Winnipeg. Today she anchors News Hour Final weeknights at 11 p.m. on Global Edmonton, and co-anchors Global News at 6.

Tamara Cherry

Tamara Cherry

CTV Toronto, crime reporter

As a student, Tamara became interested in the issue of human trafficking, which helped her land a job as crime reporter and radio reporter at the Toronto Star on graduating in 2006. She moved over to the Toronto Sun in 2007, and in 2011 shifted to broadcast, taking on the crime beat for CTV Toronto.

Brooks DiCillia

Brooks DiCillia

Media scholar and journalist

As a national reporter for CBC, Brooks covered stories in south Asia, Europe and across North America, including assignments to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007. Now a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics, he is researching the framing of media messages surrounding Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.

David Fraser

David Fraser

Regina Leader-Post/Saskatoon StarPhoenix, legislative reporter

David joined CBC Saskatchewan's Investigative Unit after graduating. He then followed his keen interest in provincial politics to the Regina Leader-Post, where he landed a job reporting and conducting investigations from his office in the legislative press gallery.

Leisha Grebinski

Leisha Grebinski

CBC Radio Saskatoon, Morning Edition host

Leisha travelled to Mozambique on the U of R's Ron Robbins international journalism scholarship to report on HIV/AIDS projects. She hosted CBC's morning show Daybreak North from Prince Rupert, BC, and is now Morning Edition host in Saskatoon.

Dani Mario

Dani Mario

CTV Saskatoon, News and Public Affairs Director

A recipient of our Travelling Scholarship, Dani Mario packed her bags for Mongolia, where she did TV news reporter and freelanced for various international news agencies. Returning to Canada, she worked as a reporter, anchor and host for CBC Saskatchewan, then in 2015 became Director of News & Public Affairs for CTV Saskatoon.

Dietrich Neu

Dietrich Neu

Prestige Magazine, photographer

Dietrich undertook our international internship with the Bangkok Post, Thailand's leading English daily newspaper. He returned to land his degree, then headed back for a freelance photography career in Asia, which led to a full time gig with Prestige.

Derek Stoffel

Derek Stoffel

CBC National, Middle East correspondent

Based in Jerusalem, Derek covers the Middle East region and files for CBC Radio, Television and CBC.ca. In 2016 he received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Regina.

Barbara Woolsey

Barbara Woolsey

Handelsblatt Global, VICE, the Guardian, Reuters TV, Thrillist

A J-School international intern at the Bangkok Post, Barbara returned to Thailand after graduating, where she hosted two English programs for In Channel TV. In 2013 she shifted her base to Berlin to work for Handelsblatt Global, the 'Financial Times of Europe.' She also maintains an active freelance career with Reuters, the Guardian, VICE, and other outlets.