Vassy Kapelos Appointed Ottawa Bureau Chief

Ottawa, Canada – Global News is pleased to announce the appointment of Vassy Kapelos as the network’s new Ottawa Bureau Chief. Kapelos, an award-winning journalist, joined Global’s Ottawa bureau in 2013, distinguishing herself with her tenacious reporting and extensive network of contacts, both inside and outside of politics. She has appeared as a fill-in host on Canada’s most-watched political affairs program, The West Block with Tom Clark, and on the network’s flagship newscast, Global National.  Kapelos has covered top news events across Canada and around the world, including the deadly attack on Parliament Hill in 2014 and last year’s federal election campaign. Before joining the Ottawa bureau, Kapelos worked for both Global News Edmonton and Global News Saskatoon.

Kapelos is replacing longtime bureau chief Jacques Bourbeau, who is relocating to Toronto to assume a new role as Global News’ first Director of Newsgathering. In this new position, Bourbeau will be guiding Global News journalists across the country to create more original, innovative coverage of news events.  Bourbeau served as the network’s Ottawa Bureau Chief for 12 years.

“We’re thrilled that Vassy and Jacques have taken on these new roles,” said Troy Reeb, Corus’ Senior Vice-President of News, Radio and Station Operations. “These appointments underscore our commitment to bringing Canadians news coverage that is meaningful, insightful and relevant to their daily lives.”

Both appointments are effective August 1st.

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