Jeff Semple
Senior Digital Broadcast Journalist

Jeff Semple is a senior correspondent with Global National News based in Toronto. Prior to moving home to Canada in 2019, Jeff spent six years as the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News based in London, U.K. He previously worked as a correspondent for CBC News in London, U.K., Toronto and Ottawa.

Over the past two decades, Jeff has reported from more than 40 countries across five continents. He’s filed from the frontlines of numerous conflict zones, including the war in Ukraine, the fight against ISIS in Iraq, and the United Nations’ deadliest mission in Mali. He’s reported from the top of the world, setting sail through the Arctic Ocean aboard a Royal Canadian Navy Icebreaker. And he’s filed from the biggest stage in sports, covering the Olympic Games in Russia, Brazil and South Korea. From the first days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeff reported from inside overwhelmed hospitals and ICU’s in both Canada and the United States.

Jeff was nominated twice for Best National Reporter by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in 2021 and 2023, for his coverage of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine. In 2022, he received an award for Best National Enterprise Journalism from the Radio Television Digital News Association, for his reporting inside Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. Jeff’s reports have also been recognised by the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Online Publishing Awards and Apple Podcasts. His stories have appeared on the BBC, CNN, Sky News, NPR and ABC.

Jeff is a regular backfill anchor for Global National and is the host of the groundbreaking podcast series ‘Russia Rising‘ and ‘China Rising‘, which was the #1 podcast in Canada on iTunes in 2019 and named one of Apple’s ‘Top Podcasts of the Year.’ Jeff has also forged a reputation as one of Canada’s top multimedia video-journalists, shooting and editing his own reports.

Jeff is an avid drummer and is constantly resisting the urge to tap and drum on just about everything.


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