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.
Gordie Peckham has spent over two decades, thousands of feet below the earth, in the coal pits of Canada. It’s a risky job, where one small spark can have tragic consequences. Continue reading →
Canadians may think their human rights are protected when travelling overseas, but the law is opaque when it comes to the federal government’s responsibilities to its citizens detained abroad. Continue reading →
It’s been 10 years since a Canadian citizen was arrested and eventually sentenced to life in prison in China on widely condemned terrorism charges, and his wife and four young boys are still searching for answers. Continue reading →
Robert Allen Stanford’s $7.2-billion fraud is known as the second-biggest Ponzi scheme in North American history when compared to Bernie Madoff’s $65-billion scam. But Madoff’s billions were mostly fictional, and in terms of victim-investors and lavish lifestyles, Stanford is – by far – the biggest. Continue reading →
Allen Stanford’s con was epic. He was responsible for the second biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history outdone only by Bernie Madoff. Continue reading →
When Zachary Miller was 10 years old he was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by one of Canada’s most notorious pedophiles, Peter Whitmore. Continue reading →
More than 1,400 adults were found guilty of sexual offences against children in 2013-14, according to numbers provided by Statistics Canada’s Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, Integrated Criminal Court Survey. Continue reading →
One of Canada’s most notorious pedophiles, Peter Whitmore, was released early three times over his criminal history despite a pattern of re-offending and sexual deviancy, documents show. Continue reading →
There are over 50,000 abandoned well sites in Alberta, no longer in production, that need to be restored and cleaned up according to 2014 numbers provided by Alberta Environment and Parks. Continue reading →
16×9 calculated there are approximately 22 million metres of inactive well infrastructure buried in Alberta. That’s nearly enough to stretch all the way to the other side of the Earth and back. Continue reading →
Over 400,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled across Alberta. 16×9 mapped out all the wells using data from the Alberta Energy Regulator. Continue reading →
The relationship between landowner and oil company is an old one. But what happens when an oil company goes bankrupt? Continue reading →
Safety critics are calling on North American transportation authorities to do a more rigorous review of a controversial guardrail system that lines highways across Canada and the U.S. Continue reading →
We hardly notice them when we’re driving – guardrails along the side of the highway. They’re easy to overlook when they’re doing their job but when they don’t work, some say the consequences can be deadly. Continue reading →
Ontario’s farmers will have to reduce their use of a widespread pesticides linked to bee deaths by 80 per cent in the next two years, according to new final rules issued today by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. Continue reading →