Jeff has forged a reputation as one of Canada's top multimedia video-journalists -- writing, shooting and editing his reports for TV, radio and online. Jeff also shoots and produces his own 'live' TV reports from the middle of the action, using a Dejero or his iPhone. To watch a video demonstration of how Jeff reports 'live' from the field by himself, click here.
Jeff Semple is a senior correspondent and video journalist with Global National News based in Toronto. He has reported from more than 30 countries across five continents, covering terrorist attacks in Europe, the refugee crisis in the Middle East and the Olympic Games in Russia, Brazil and South Korea. Jeff has reported from the front-lines of the fight against ISIS in Iraq, the UN’s deadliest peacekeeping mission in Mali, and the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea.
Jeff's stories have garnered several awards, including a Canadian RTDNA award for best continuing coverage of the terrorist attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. He spent nearly six years based in London, England, as the Europe Bureau Chief for Global News. Prior to joining Global News, Jeff worked as a video journalist for CBC News based in London, Toronto and Ottawa. Jeff’s reports have appeared on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, NPR, and ABC.
Jeff is also the host of the podcast ‘Russia Rising,’ which was the #1 podcast in Canada on iTunes at the time of its release in January 2019. Click on the links to see Jeff's demo reel, résumé, and examples of his reports.