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Andrew Russell
National Online Journalist, Investigative

Andrew Russell is a national online investigative journalist with Global News whose work has helped change legislation at multiple levels of government, launched investigations into companies, and sparked national conversations on a range of issues affecting Canadians.

He got his start in journalism in 2013 with an internship at Global after completing degrees at the University of Toronto and Humber College’s graduate journalism program. He’s reported for both globalnews.ca, Global National, and the current affairs show The New Reality tackling stories on Canada’s COVID-19 response, problems inside the long-term care industry, First Nations’ lack of access to safe drinking water, financial crimes in Canadian real-estate, and the opioid crisis.

In 2018, he was nominated as a finalist for the Governor General’s Michener Award for public service journalism for the series, Inadmissible, which exposed discrimination inside Canada’s immigration system. He’s also been a recipient of several RTNDA awards and is a two-time nominee  for the CJF Jackman Award.

He is currently based in Toronto.

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