Our guest today is here to tell us why journalists are your worst best friends. Tanya Birkbeck is a bilingual multi-media broadcast journalist who works on staff at CBC Montreal. She files daily to national and provincial news casts for radio and television and also creates web and social media content for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She’s a trained video journalist and has worked internationally producing news reports and radio documentaries while also training and mentoring journalists. She will also tell us about how she launched the world’s first feminist cat magazine!
Tanya’s Inspiration: Tanya grew up on a grain farm in rural Saskatchewan. She was an only child who lived out in the middle of nowhere. She spent a lot of time reading books and writing about her animals. Because of this upbringing so far away from everything she developed an incredible curiosity for the rest of the world. This was the inspiration for what would later become her career in journalism.