Arts Reporter | CBC News Now
Jelena Adzic is the face of arts and entertainment coverage on CBC News Network.
Beyond her hosting roles, since joining CBC in 2002, Adzic also serves as an arts reporter and critic, providing special live coverage from events such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the Live 8 world benefit concert series.
Previously, she served as the host of Vision TV's weekly, hour-long current affairs program, '360 Vision', which received The Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Galaxi award for 'Best Information Magazine Program'. She also worked as the national reporter for TechTV and the host of The Biography Channel Canada.
On the other side of the lens, Adzic served as the Senior Series Producer of 'Workforce', a career show for youth that aired on TVO, and expanded to reach an international audience. She also traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean Islands, as a producer on the show, 'Suite and Simple', a CTV travel series that also aired on the Fine Living Network in the U.S.
After earning her H., BA university degree in political science and business administration, Adzic received formal training in documentary film production. She then applied her studies abroad, working for a newspaper in Korea, and later on film sets in Finland.
From her exclusive interviews with leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, to authors the likes of John Irving and Deepak Chopra, to celebrities including Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt and Susan Sarandon, Jelena Adzic anchors the human connection.