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STRAIGHT FROM HUMBER TO THE BIG TIME,
SOME OF OUR FAMOUS GRADS TELL US WHERE THEY ARE NOW.

George Stroumboulopoulos

George Stroumboulopoulos

I grew up listening to radio at a time in Toronto when radio was really special, original and creative. I loved music and pop culture, but I didn’t even know that radio was a career option.

Then I discovered that Humber had a radio broadcasting program. I checked it out and found what I wanted to do. I consider myself successful if I can do what I want for a living. I’m not an ambitious guy nor particularly driven. Hard work is what’s most important. I inherited a strong work ethic coming from an immigrant family. You may be talented but talent isn’t as important as passion and hard work.

Teri Pecoskie

Teri Pecoskie


A reporter with a penchant for investigative work and multimedia reporting, Teri is one of the rising stars of Canadian journalism. Her work as a staffer for the Hamilton Spectator has garnered national and provincial recognition, including the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray Award for Top Investigative Project and the Ontario Newspaper Award for Multimedia Journalism. "I've covered everything from education to court to breaking news," Teri says. "On top of that, I often work on more long-term projects."

Colin Ellis

Colin Ellis


An Associate Producer at The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO's flagship current affairs program, Colin produces feature interviews on a variety of subjects, including politics, economics, foreign affairs and culture. "Every Friday I'm in charge of producing the Story of the Week, which is a feature interview with an expert or newsmaker on the week’s top story."

Amberly McAteer

Amberly McAteer


Amberly is a columnist and editor at The Globe & Mail, a rare, multiple-hat-wearing hybrid who splits her time as social media editor and regular sex columnist, as well as travel writer and the "pet detective", answering weekly questions from readers about their four-legged pals. Her day job has her strategizing and curating the Globe's various social networks, planning and executing reader callouts and finding new ways to engage the Globe’s wide audience.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin


"I came to Humber Journalism after university because I wanted to get paid to write," says Scott, a Senior Writer with CBC News Network. "Three months after graduation I was working in one of Canada’s largest newsrooms. Now I write and produce full-time for a national TV broadcast. Humber Journalism gave me the passion and the skills to make it this far so fast."

Katherine Ward

Katherine Ward


Katherine moved directly from her role as an anchor with Humber TV to CTV, where she is a reporter/videographer based in Barrie, Ont. The job is challenging - she must "write, shoot and edit my own work," on subjects ranging from "local festivals and community projects to provincial stories and how they affect people in our region."

Ryan Vella

Ryan Vella


Ryan walked from Humber to the CBC, where he spent the next five years as a reporter and writer, working on The National, CBC News Network, CBC News: Sunday, CBC News: Toronto & New Brunswick, as well as World Report, World This Weekend, and World At Six all on CBC Radio. The skills he learned at Humber and at the CBC, prepared him for his current role as Senior Information Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education.