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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