My exploits in reporting began after getting a Bachelors of Journalism (Honours) from Carleton University in Ottawa, when I became a writer/editor for the Canadian Press. Soon after, I left to take a job as an editorial assistant in the national radio news division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
During my time at the CBC, I worked my way through a diverse range of jobs from writer/broadcaster in Corner Brook, Newfoundland to current affairs producer for local radio shows in Ottawa.
While in Ottawa I seized the opportunity to work in television, where I reported daily for almost four years. During that time, I covered everything from murders to municipal politics to music festivals. I was also able to do short documentaries on different subjects such as the SWAT Team, Bridesmaids and Nortel Culture.
While reporting, I managed to squeeze in a stint for the first season of The Great Canadian Food Show, demonstrating recipes in a section called "Spirited Cooking with June Chua."
Around 2000, I moved to Toronto and spent time as a writer/producer for the 24-hour news network at the CBC. Eventually, I left the TV world to pursue my first love – writing. I landed at the CBC website (cbc.ca) and began writing news, health, business and consumer stories. I also developed an interactive website called "Becoming Canadian" – a primer on the immigration process.
Presently, I am a freelance writer/director who still writes part-time for the CBC.ca news site while working on documentaries. My print articles have also appeared in national newspapers and magazines. In addition, I have been writing regular arts features for Rabble.ca – Canada's leading progressive news site.
Outside of my working life, I've feasted and fested in more than 35 countries, including those in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and South America. I'm a food enthusiast who also loves film, photography and flamenco dancing. Exploration is my raison d' etre!
* Amelia Earhart