Jackson Proskow brings his lifelong passion for current affairs to Global National as Washington Bureau Chief.
His expansive reporting career has taken him from earthquake-devastated Nepal, to flooding in Southern Alberta, to hurricane relief missions in the Caribbean and even the royal wedding in London.
Prior to joining Global National in 2014, Jackson was on the front lines of Toronto’s biggest news stories. Covering the City Hall beat, he asked Mayor Rob Ford the tough question that led to his confession of having used crack cocaine, sparking an international media frenzy.
He has put his love of investigative journalism to work with Global News, helping to uncover serious structural flaws with Toronto’s elevated Gardiner Expressway, prompting a city-wide debate about the future of the road. At Global’s current affairs show 16X9, Jackson worked on a documentary that examined a widely-used pesticide that is suspected of harming honey bees. Use of the pesticide has since been heavily restricted by the Ontario government.
Jackson entered the broadcast industry while still in high school, reporting for Shaw TV Calgary. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and later earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
After graduating, Jackson joined Global Lethbridge as a reporter and weekend anchor. He then made the jump to Ontario in 2005, moving to CHCH-TV in Hamilton as a reporter and videographer, later joining the Global Toronto team in 2006.
Jackson’s work has been honoured with several major awards, including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding investigative journalism for the series Gardiner Expressway, Trouble Overhead. The series also awarded Jackson and the Global News team the RTDNA Dan McArthur Award and Digital Media Award.
Jackson lives in Washington, DC, and loves to travel, run and explore Washington’s restaurant scene.
The President of the United States has just branded the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, as an “enemy,” Continue reading →
The Republican Party can’t afford to lose any support, but Jackson Proskow says it may be on the precipice of turning off a key demographic: suburban voters. Continue reading →
Col. Roy Knight Jr., who was shot down in combat during the Vietnam war in 1967. On Thursday, Col. Knight’s own son Bryan — now an airline pilot — finally brought his father home. Continue reading →
“It’s like a day in hell.” Continue reading →
Donald Trump needs a winning campaign issue, and Jackson Proskow says he may have found it with a promise to consider allowing imports of cheap drugs from Canada. Continue reading →
Trump doesn’t actually do much to hide his sentiments in comments widely criticized as racist. That’s because there’s a strategy here, says Jackson Proskow. Continue reading →
Billionaire Tom Steyer, who pays for TV ads that call for Donald Trump’s impeachment, is running for president. Continue reading →
Robert Mueller’s actions have turned Trump’s behaviour into a moral question for the American people and Congress, which puts Democrats in a tough spot, writes Jackson Proskow. Continue reading →
Trump faces his own frustrations and a push from the hardliners within the White House to do something — anything. Continue reading →
Democratic voters are clamouring for their party to do something about Trump, but impeaching him is a dangerous move, writes Jackson Proskow. Continue reading →
Donald Trump’s best day in office leaves him in a worse position than other presidents on their worst days, Jackson Proskow says. Continue reading →
Donald Trump will have access to a TV audience of 45 million Americans on Tuesday, writes Jackson Proskow, and he can use that time to make his case for a border wall. Continue reading →
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz thinks he can be the next Donald Trump, and that could shake up the 2020 presidential race, Jackson Proskow writes. Continue reading →
The problem for thousands of craft breweries is that labels have to be approved by a government agency before new beers can be packaged and sold. Continue reading →
“People are really tightening their belts, and the frustration is building,” said the CEO of one Washington, D.C.-based microbrewery. Continue reading →