Francesca has been with Global News since 2011. She started working on the Global BC morning show, then moved to Toronto in September of 2013 to start working with 16×9.
She is excited to be part of an amazing team of journalists that is committed to telling the whole story from an objective perspective.
Francesca holds a Broadcast Journalism diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, and a BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Francesca won several awards for her student work in journalism, including two Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards and the BCIT Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Technologies.
Bees in Ontario have been dying in record numbers, close to 60 per cent last winter alone. Continue reading →
Honey bees in Ontario are dying in record numbers and the provincial government says a class of pesticides known as neonicotinoids is partly to blame. Continue reading →
Some experts say it’s “biologically possible” for the Ebola virus to spread through small droplets. Continue reading →
The disposable respirator is a simple enough device—a cheap, easy to use mask designed to keep dust out of the lungs. But over the years, critics of that simple respirator have raised serious questions. They say some masks didn’t go far enough to protect workers against deadly dust, like asbestos. Continue reading →
The lure of gold helped build the fledgling northern community of Yellowknife when the Giant Mine site opened in 1948, but it came at a heavy cost. Continue reading →
Yellowknife’s Giant Mine is just one of more than 22,000 contaminated sites owned by the federal government in Canada. Continue reading →
The gold extraction process used at Giant Mine created a highly toxic by-product. Today, there is an almost unfathomable amount of toxic dust still buried underneath the site. Continue reading →
The Canada-U.S. border is becoming increasingly lawless, and it’s starting to mirror its southern neighbour. Continue reading →
Police in Quebec have made two more arrests in connection with the $18 million dollar maple syrup heist in Quebec. Continue reading →
The great maple syrup heist of 2012 revealed more than just the inner workings of an alleged sophisticated criminal network; it revealed an appetite for millions of dollars worth of contraband syrup. Continue reading →
A timeline of events leading up to one of the largest thefts in Quebec history. Continue reading →
This week’s encore presentation of 16×9 takes you inside the world of dementia. Continue reading →
As abuse allegations swirl against a Jewish sect fighting for their beliefs, 16X9 gains access to the Lev Tahor community to separate fact from fiction. Continue reading →
Jyoti Singh would have turned 26 this month had she survived a brutal gang rape in Delhi two years ago. Her death shocked the world and brought people to the streets. But change for the better hasn’t come. Continue reading →
Scientists say more research into the chemical atrazine is needed, but some studies show it’s associated with birth defects, breast cancer and poor semen quality. Continue reading →