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JAELA BERNSTIEN

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Hello! 

I'm a bilingual (English/français) journalist based in Montreal, Quebec. While my home is now in the city, I grew up in the countryside outside the small village of Stirling, Ontario. 

I am a multimedia journalist, meaning that I craft and produce stories for digital/print, radio and video/TV. I also often shoot and edit my own content.  


I'm currently working as a freelancer, covering a range of topics ranging from human rights issues to wildlife conservation. I previously spent eight years as a reporter for CBC News, with my work airing regularly on The National, World Report, CBC Montreal, and on CBC.ca.

In my career I've had the opportunity to explore much of Quebec and parts of Nunavik, covering a range of stories: I've reported live from flood zones, corruption trials, and election nights; I've been on the frontlines of protests during Quebec's Printemps érable and the G7 summit; I've even crawled through a newly opened ice-age cavern beneath Montreal.


If you have a pitch don't hesitate to get in touch!  

 
 

RECENT WORK

A selection of my latest stories

VAL-D’OR’S BOREAL WOODLAND CARIBOU ARE ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION, BUT A NEW REPORT OUTLINES HOW THEY CAN BE SAVED

Nov 18, 2020

STUDY REVEALS ENGLISH-SPEAKING BLACK CHILDREN MORE LIKELY TO BE REPORTED TO MONTREAL YOUTH PROTECTION

Sept. 10, 2020

CHILDREN TRAUMATIZED AFTER MONTREAL RIOT POLICE SHOVED THEIR PLEADING MOTHER AGAINST CAR

June 8, 2020

HOW THE WEST ISLAND'S LAKESHORE GENERAL LEARNED FROM COVID-19 OUTBREAKS WITHIN ITS AGING WALLS

July 15, 2020

'WE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN PUT OUT': A CAREGIVER MOURNS HER PATIENT, AS QUEBEC DOES ABOUT-FACE ON VISIT BAN

Apr 14, 2020

'I'M NOT A MISFIT ANYMORE': HOW MARGINALIZED YOUTH ARE FINDING THEMSELVES THROUGH CIRCUS

Jan 21, 2020

HOW DO YOU SELF-ISOLATE WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A HOME? MONTREAL SHELTERS PLEAD FOR HELP

Mar 18, 2020

'I RAN FOR MY LIFE': WOMAN FORCED INTO SEX TRADE WORKS WITH POLICE TO HELP OTHERS AT RISK

Dec 12, 2019

CANADA'S 1ST FACE TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT HAS HAD MANY SETBACKS — BUT NO REGRETS

May 08, 2019

A LESSON FROM NEW JERSEY AS QUEBEC TRIES TO PERSUADE PEOPLE TO LEAVE FLOOD ZONES FOR GOOD

Apr 25, 2019

 
 

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