Jeff Semple - Résumé

Jeff Semple


2019 - Present — SENIOR CORRESPONDENT | Global News | Toronto
> Senior network reporter for Global News, covering major stories across Canada and internationally for Global News television, radio and online
> Recent investigations include uncovering a licensed immigration consultant who defrauded clients in the Greater Toronto Area out of more than $1 million
> Recent long-form current affairs coverage includes ‘Russia Rising,’ an investigative series that was ranked #1 podcast in Canada during its seven-episode run and named one of iTunes’ ‘Most Popular New Shows’ for 2019
> Recent news coverage includes deployments to cover the election in the U.K., the protests in Hong Kong and the new coronavirus outbreak

2015 - 2019 — EUROPE BUREAU CHIEF | Global News | London, England
> Global News’ lead international correspondent, responsible for covering stories across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa
> Pitching, writing and producing reports for Global News television, radio and online
> Overseeing operations of the London bureau, including managing staff and accounting > Occasionally shooting my own reports with a Sony XDCAM ENG camera and editing with Avid Media Composer
> Coverage included the war against ISIS in the Middle East, the refugee crisis in Europe and the Summer and Winter Olympic Games in Brazil and South Korea
> Launched a new series of online ‘explainer' videos, which helped to grow Global News’ YouTube page to more than a million subscribers

2013 - 2015 — LONDON CORRESPONDENT | CBC News | London, England
> Covered stories across Europe, the Middle East and Asia
> Wrote, produced, shot and edited my own reports for CBC television, radio and online
> Coverage included deployments to cover the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris, the search for Flight MH370 and the war in Ukraine
> Created a series of training videos for other CBC journalists on how to shoot and edit video packages with an iPhone and the iMovie app 

2013 — FREELANCE VIDEO JOURNALIST | Freelance | London, England
> A freelance video journalist based in London, England, covering stories across Europe and Asia
> Clients included CNN International, the BBC World Service, Sky News, Radio France International and Deutsche Welle Radio in Germany 

2010 - 2013 — VIDEO JOURNALIST | CBC News | Toronto, Canada
> Responsibilities included pitching, writing, shooting, editing, producing and presenting daily news reports for TV, radio and online
> Coverage included the former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford crack cocaine scandal and Toronto’s worst ever mass public shooting on Danzig street
> Regular backfill news anchor and host for CBC News Network 

2007 - 2011 — VIDEO JOURNALIST - CBC News - Ottawa, Canada
> Responsibilities included pitching, writing, filming, editing, producing and presenting daily news reports for TV, radio and online
> Regularly covered stories on Parliament Hill and in Quebec 

2006 — PRODUCER | CBC Business News | Toronto, Canada
> Produced live hits and reports for the CBC News Business unit, including writing and producing hourly business updates for CBC News Network 

2005 — RADIO NEWS ANCHOR | 570 News | Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada
> News anchor for 570 News, an all-news radio station in Kitchener, Ontario
> Responsibilities included writing, producing, and reading live 30-minute newscasts 


Camera: Sony XDCAM PMW 100, 200 and EX3, Sony AS7 Mirrorless, Sony Beta SX, iPhone
Video Editing: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, iMovie
Online: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver 
Filing from the field: Dejero, iPhone shooting/editing, FTP/ Aspera/BGAN
Audio Recording/Editing: iPhone, Hindenburg, Dalet, Voddio 


Bachelor of Journalism, Ryerson University School of Journalism, Toronto
French: Private French lessons from 2006-2010; I’ve conducted numerous interviews in French and can speak/understand at a conversational level


‘Russia Rising’ investigative series named iTunes’ ‘Most Popular New Shows’ for 2019

RTDNA Ron Laidlaw Award for coverage of the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 2016

RTDNA Dave Rogers Best Short Feature Award for my report on a new art therapy program designed for veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in 2015

Canadian Medical Association Award for Excellence for my 3-part series on teen suicide called “Out of the Darkness,” produced for CBC television and radio in 2011

Gemini for best local reportage, coverage of the H1N1 outbreak in 2009

John A. Honderich Gold Medal in Journalism: Awarded to the outstanding graduate of the Ryerson School of Journalism, as chosen by the Torstar Board of Directors

CBC Joan Donaldson Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to seven top journalism graduates in Canada, as chosen by the deputy director and the senior producer of CBC News Network