Focused on consumer pocketbook issues and informing audiences about the financial and economic events shaping their day-to-day lives; fluctuations in grocery and pump prices, changes in airline and cellphone fees, housing market activity as well as macro trends affecting employment are a few themes covered regularly.
Prior to joining Global, Jamie was a business reporter for the National Post newspaper between 2008 and 2013, where he covered the Canadian telecom and media industries for much of that time. His work has taken him from Shanghai to Cannes and several points in between.
He’s a graduate of Queen’s University and Humber College.
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