A year after its unprecedented COVID-19 lockdown, Wuhan markets and restaurants are bustling, and life is basically back to normal, as Canada and the rest of the world struggle. Continue reading
Senior Digital Broadcast Journalist
Jeff Semple is a senior correspondent and video journalist with Global National News based in Toronto. He has reported from more than 30 countries across five continents, covering terrorist attacks in Europe, the refugee crisis in the Middle East and the Olympic Games in Russia, Brazil and South Korea. Jeff has reported from the front-lines of the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the UN’s deadliest peacekeeping mission in Mali, and the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.
Jeff’s stories have garnered several awards, including an RTDNA award for best short feature for his report on an art therapy program for Canadian veterans and another RTDNA award for best continuing coverage of the terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
Jeff spent nearly six years based in London, England, as the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News. Prior to joining Global News, Jeff worked as a video journalist for CBC News based in London, Toronto and Ottawa. Jeff’s reports have appeared on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, NPR, and ABC.
Jeff is the host of the podcast ‘Russia Rising,’ which was iTunes’ #1 podcast in Canada at the time of its release in January 2019. And he has also forged a reputation as one of Canada’s top multimedia video-journalists — writing, shooting and editing his reports for TV, radio and online.
Jeff is an avid drummer and is constantly resisting the urge to tap and drum on just about everything.
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These doctors are engaged in everything from fighting the COVID-19 pandemic to fighting misinformation, and it’s making them household names. Jeff Semple has more. Continue reading →
‘Each day brings a new potential COVID outbreak you have to deal with,’ Dr. Michael Gardam said. ‘It does wear on you, because it never goes away.’ Continue reading →
As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, hospitals continue to care for complex cases and for newborns affectionately dubbed ‘corona’ babies. Continue reading →
Opposition to CN Rails project in Milton is widespread. Approval of the project is up to the federal government. Continue reading →
An Ontario company claims to have developed game-changing technology that can detect COVID-19 particles in the air. Experts aren’t so sure. Continue reading →
Facing unprecedented demand, Kids Help Phone called for back up, asking ordinary Canadians to volunteer to provide support anonymously over text message. The response was overwhelming. Continue reading →
Experts expect the reduction in air pollution from the lockdown may actually save more lives this year than will be lost from COVID-19. Continue reading →
Global News tracked the COVID-19 testing process in Toronto from start to finish — from the initial swab to delivery of the final result — and witnessed a system still struggling with logistical challenges and equipment shortages. Continue reading →
5G is the fifth generation of wireless technology — up to 100 times faster than 4G. The technology is only in its infancy in Canada, but 5G networks have been launched in more than 40 countries. Continue reading →
Some companies are even requiring their employees to download a smartphone app. Continue reading →
As cities and provinces begin lifting restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus, front-line hospital staff say their fight is far from over. Continue reading →
‘Contract tracing’ involves detective work: retracing the steps of a COVID-19 patient and tracking down anyone who may have had contact with them. Continue reading →
Global News has been flooded with questions about the coronavirus. We’ve asked some of Canada’s top medical experts to respond to your coronavirus and COVID-19 concerns. Continue reading →