Joel was born in British Columbia, but raised in Saskatoon.
After graduating from Holy Cross High School, Joel attended Boston University on a track and field scholarship and earned two degrees in journalism from its College of Communication.
While attending BU, Joel worked as a videojournalist for NewTV, a public access station in a suburb of Boston. He also contributed to the campus-run television and radio stations as a reporter, host and play-by-play sports announcer.
Joel is also experienced in print journalism; in 2012 he spent six months in Washington, D.C. covering U.S. Congress and the 2012 presidential election for multiple newspapers in New England.
In the summer of 2011, Joel spent five weeks as an intern at Global Saskatoon and was hired as a videographer for its Morning News.
Joel can now be seen reporting on Global News at 6 and Global News at 10.
When he’s not chasing down leads, you can find Joel at the Saskatoon Field House coaching youth track and field. He also enjoys traveling and reading.