Based in Toronto as a reporter for CBC News: The National for three years, Heather has also traveled abroad, covering international stories for the program. She was on hand for the U.S. election night in 2004, reporting live from Florida. A few months later, she returned to Florida to cover the Terri Schiavo right-to-die story. She has also worked extensively out of CBC's Washington and London, England bureaus.
On the domestic political front, Heather tracked down Chuck Guite, a central figure in the 2005 sponsorship scandal, in Phoenix, Arizona. She captured the exclusive first images of him on a horseback ride, in his winter holiday destination. Also, she led CBC's Olympic coverage in Athens, Greece in the summer of 2004, and in Turin, Italy in 2006, reporting nightly from the games.
Heather began her broadcasting career in 1982, when, at the age of 17, she worked as a disc jockey in her hometown of Owen Sound, Ontario. She continued her career on the airwaves throughout university. After graduating, Heather hosted radio programs in London, Ontario before moving into television journalism in 1991. She has worked both as reporter and anchor in southwestern Ontario, Halifax and Montreal.
Heather graduated from the University of Toronto in French language and translation, and holds a Master's degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.
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