About me

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My name is Flora. I’m a multimedia journalist working out of CBC Kitchener-Waterloo and Hamilton. I work in digital and radio mostly. Some days I will also film and edit a TOV for a multimedia piece. While I have not worked in TV, I did many video projects during my Master of Media in Journalism and Communication program at Western University.

I can’t say I remembered everything I learned for my BSc in biology, but I’m comfortable with reading scientific articles in academic journals. My areas of interest outside of health and science include education and social welfare.

If you would like to chat, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can send me an email or reach me via Twitter.

Selected work:

July 20, 2017 – Fairy tale spin-off performance finale for special needs arts camp

A multimedia piece on an arts camp for children with special needs, including a photo feature for online, a short video showing snippets for the grand performance and an audio piece played on K-W’s morning show.

Sept. 22, 2017 – Waterloo’s TheHub almost ready, but tenants unhappy with ongoing work
TheHub tenants say Accommod8u committed false advertising, with units not up to standard

A follow-up story on woes of tenants dealing with a company that delayed their move-in and then had issues finishing units to the advertised standards.

Nov. 14, 2017 – ‘Scared and cowardly,’ woman says she sexually abused child because she was told to
Hamilton police charged her after discovering 7-year-old was listed on Craigslist as available for sex

A review of what happened in one trial of an accused sex offender.

Nov. 17, 2017 – Snowy owls arrive in Hamilton area, but bad fortune is waiting
‘They’re not used to looking for a car or a truck coming,’ says terrestrial ecologist

A season-appropriate story about snowy owls that arrive in southwestern Ontario but face difficulties with cars and aggressive photographers.

Oct. 2, 2017 – McMaster students pitch in to honour ‘Friendly Frank,’ the singing bus driver
‘He’s a really, really great guy. He makes my day every single morning,’ says one rider

Continued the work of another reporter by visiting Frank, interviewing him by video and creating a TOV for social media.

Technical & software skills

CMS: Polopoly, WordPress, Cascade, working knowledge of HTML & CSS

Audio: DALET, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Hindenburg, Marantz Professional recorder

Video: AVID, iMovie, industry-standard Sony TV cameras

Graphic: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign