Marieke is the political reporter for Global Halifax. She joined the Halifax newsroom in 2014 – since then she’s covered an election at every level of government.
She started her journalism career on Parliament Hill. First as an associate producer for CBC’s Power and Politics and then as producer for Global’s Sunday political show, The West Block. Producing took her to Washington, D.C. and Chicago for the 2012 presidential election along with several other trips in Canada to cover conferences, leadership races, and conventions.
Marieke graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2011. She’s a proud Dutch-Canadian, has a love for all four seasons and the fun activities that come with them — including winter!
She enjoys meeting Nova Scotians from all walks of life and telling their stories. Marieke spends her down time exploring East Coast trails and most of the restaurants in HRM.