Laura Lynch

Laura Lynch is an award-winning journalist and host.  In the course of her career, she has reported from across Canada and around the world. 

 

In the 1990’s she covered the Supreme Court of Canada as it broke new ground with precedent setting Charter of Rights rulings. 

Laura also covered Parliament Hill, covering everything from gun control, to abortion to international trade.

 

Internationally, Laura was based in Washington D.C. during and after the attacks of September 11, 2001.  She was posted to London for 9 tumultuous years that featured political turmoil and violent attacks blamed on terrorism.  Laura also reported from Pakistan where Benazir Bhutto was attacked and then assassinated, from Israel during the war with Lebanon and its ongoing dispute with the Palestinians, from Saudi Arabia where she was detained, from Syria as the country descended into civil war and from Africa, where she reported undercover from Zimbabwe when western journalists were barred. 

She reported from many other nations and conflicts too numerous to list.

 

After many years abroad, Laura is back where she started in Vancouver using her years of experience to carry forward stories that are both important and interesting to CBC readers, listeners and viewers.  

 

Over the years, Laura has won the prestigious Nieman fellowship from Harvard University, awards from the British Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, RTNDA (Canada and U.S. ), Overseas Press Club of America, Amnesty International, RNAO and the Gabriel awards. 

 

Laura has a law degree from the University of Victoria and a journalism degree from Carleton University.

Laura Lynch

Role

Reporter

Laura Lynch

Role

Reporter