John R. Kennedy

Entertainment Reporter

John R. Kennedy is the Entertainment Reporter for Global News, where he has been a Senior Web Coordinator since 2012. He appears regularly in the “Front Row” segment of Global Toronto’s News at Noon.

An award-winning journalist with 29 years of professional experience, John is the only journalist to have been published in eight of the 10 top-selling magazines on Canadian newsstands and in 18 of the country’s daily newspapers.

He was a reporter and editor at several newspapers and magazines in Ottawa and Toronto before being named the first-ever Canadian Bureau Chief for American Media Inc., where he reported for its stable of popular celebrity magazines. John later became Canadian Bureau Chief for Splash News & Picture Agency.

John also served as Entertainment Producer at CanWest, creating content for the company’s online properties as well as its daily newspapers across Canada, and as Associate Editor of Hello! Canada.

John’s reporting has also been published in NOWThe Globe and Mail, The Sun (UK) and in a number of trade and consumer magazines, including Playback.

He has hosted and produced content for a number of television and radio programs both in the U.S. and Canada.

Syndicated by Corbis, his photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications and on websites around the world including People, Vanity Fair Italy, Cosmopolitan, New York Post, The Hollywood Reporter, US Weekly, and Daily Mail.

John spent nearly three years as photographer for the Toronto edition of Metro and worked as photo editor for The Associated Press during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. He has covered three Royal tours.

John, who lives in Toronto and Montreal, is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

He is a recipient of the Key to the City of Miami Beach.

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