After reporting for Global Halifax in the summer of 2013, Marieke joined the team here full time in July 2014 as a video journalist.
Marieke comes from Global Ottawa where she was the producer for Global’s Sunday political TV show The West Block with Tom Clark. She joined The West Block team in 2012, where she followed the show to Washington, Chicago, Halifax, and Vancouver. Previously, she worked as an associate producer for CBC’s Power and Politics.
Her most memorable trip is the Washington, D.C. show that she produced just before the 2012 American election, and then going to Barack Obama’s election headquarters in Chicago for election night.
Marieke graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of journalism in 2011. She’s particularly interested in the Maritime economy, Halifax’s business sector and always keeps a close watch on politics at all levels of government.
She’s a proud Dutch-Canadian, has a love for all four seasons and the fun activities that come with them — including winter! She’s looking forward to meeting Haligonians from all walks of life and telling their stories. In her downtime, she looks forward to getting to know all of Halifax’s best restaurants and exploring the East Coast.