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For Immediate Release


TORONTO, October 25, 2023 – Global News is pleased to announce that highly respected freelance broadcaster, Daniele Hamamdjian, is joining Global National, starting on October 25 on a temporary basis, as a Special Correspondent reporting from the Middle East on the conflict between Israel and Hamas for the Global News network on all platforms. 


“Adding a journalist of Daniele’s calibre and experience further deepens our coverage of a major world news story that’s evolving day-by-day, hour-by-hour,” says Tristan Staddon, Global National Managing Editor. “Daniele’s ability to deliver impact journalism through a distinctly Canadian lens means a great deal to us. Her extraordinary international reporting credentials speak for themselves, and we’re thrilled she’s joining our team at Global National.”


Canadians have come to rely on Daniele as one of the most trusted voices in news. Her reporting on the conflict continues Global News’ tremendous on-the-ground coverage from Europe Bureau Chief Crystal Goomansingh, Senior Correspondent Jeff Semple, National Correspondent Stewart Bell, video journalists Barry Donnelly and Tim Lee, and Senior Producer Kieron O’Dea.


“We look forward to Daniele’s reporting on the unfolding story in the Middle East, adding to the already impressive coverage of our own correspondents,” says Sonia Verma, Vice President National News. “Daniele’s ability to distill the complexity of conflicts into compelling stories is a perfect fit for Global News.”


A two-time Canadian Screen Award nominee and a Canadian Association of Journalists Award finalist, during her nearly two-decade career, she has reported from the front lines in more than 25 countries, including Ukraine, Afghanistan, Haiti, and Bangladesh, on everything from foreign conflict to humanitarian crises, natural disasters, and the Olympics. Most recently an international correspondent based in London, Daniele has also covered national affairs in Canada, holding federal politicians accountable as a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa.





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