Sean Mallen’s award-winning career with Global News has given him first-hand experience covering fascinating events worldwide. He brings his national expertise to Torontonians as a reporter for Global Toronto.
Prior to joining Global Toronto, Mallen’s position as Global National’s Europe Bureau Chief brought him to Cairo for the Arab Spring, Athens for the Euro Crisis of 2010 and Moscow for the re-election of Vladimir Putin. He was among the first Canadian journalists on the scene of the Costa Concordia disaster, reported from St. Peter’s Square during the 2013 papal conclave and joined the throngs of South Africans supporting Nelson Mandela during his stay in hospital. In addition to filing for Global National, Mallen worked with 16×9, Global News’ weekly investigative series, reporting on the discovery of the King Richard III’s bones, more than 500 years after Richard’s death.
Prior to joining Global National, Mallen worked as Global Toronto’s Queen’s Park Correspondent. He also hosted and produced Global Toronto’s current affairs program Focus Ontario, winning the RTDNA (Radio and Television Digital News Association) award for Best News Information Program three years running. Having reported from every province and two out of the three territories, Mallen also received the National News Directors of Canada Award from the RTDNA for his in-depth coverage of the 1995 Quebec Referendum. In addition, Mallen won a Bronze Medal at the 2000 New York Festivals for his reports on the Walkerton water disaster and the aftermath of the 1999 Kosovo War.
As a documentary writer-director, Mallen scripted Leap of Faith: The Dance of Mikhail Baryshnikov, an award-winning account of the 1974 defection of the celebrated dancer; and more recently, No Country for Young Men, a look at the lost tradition of officer training at Canadian universities.
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