Amanda Connolly
Managing Editor, Online Breaking News & Politics

Amanda Connolly is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on Canadian and international politics, most often around issues of foreign policy, national security and defence, and gender equality. Through her experiences living and working across Canada, she aims to bring a truly national perspective that helps Canadians understand their place in a rapidly changing world.

Connolly joined the Global News Parliamentary Bureau in 2017 as a political reporter for She became a senior political reporter with the bureau, frequently contributing to radio and television programming on the network, including every Friday on AM640 in The Ottawa Report. Connolly is part of the Global News team whose groundbreaking work exposing allegations of sexual misconduct in the senior ranks of the Canadian Forces has forced a national and institutional reckoning, which remains underway today. For that work, the team earned nominations in 2022 for the Michener Award, the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism, and the Landsberg Award. She won the 2020 RTDNA Charlie Edwards Award and the 2015 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship, and had the privilege of covering the 2022 Platinum Jubilee on the ground in London, U.K., as well as the 2018 G7 Summit from Quebec City. Connolly’s work makes frequent and expert use of Canada’s access to information laws, yielding powerful stories exposing the behind-the-scenes realities of diplomacy and policy-making in a challenging new geopolitical climate.

Prior to joining Global News, Connolly was a defence and national security reporter for iPolitics. In 2016 she asked a question about human rights during a press conference with the Chinese foreign minister that kicked off an international incident and drew critical eyes around the world onto the Canadian government’s response. While at iPolitics, her work exposing the way that the Canada Summer Jobs program was being used to funnel money to anti-abortion groups led to concrete policy changes.

Before moving to Ottawa in 2014, Connolly spent two years as a reporter for the CBC in Calgary where she covered the 2013 Southern Alberta floods. She is a proud graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program in 2012 and grew up in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton.

When not working, she can usually be found reading, running, or trying her hand at a new recipe.


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