Saša Petricic is CBC News' Asia correspondent based in Beijing.
Previously, Petricic was CBC's correspondent in the Middle East and reported from Syria on the civil war. He followed the Arab Spring in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, as well as covering recent events in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon. His coverage of Syria won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Reporting in 2014.
He has been nominated for a Gemini Award, as well as receiving awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) and the Canadian Association of Journalists for his documentary story-telling and investigative journalism.
A veteran journalist, his stories have taken him to every continent. In 2006, Petricic was the first CBC reporter to file stories from Antarctica. He covered the tsunami in Southeast Asia and genocide in Rwanda, the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the U.S. and Canada's mission in Afghanistan for CBC News. He has also worked on special projects for BBC Television News and appeared on CNN.
Petricic spent eight years as a Parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa and many years before that as a CBC reporter in Montreal, Regina and Winnipeg.
He has a degree in Journalism and Soviet Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa. He has also studied at Hope College in Michigan and the University of Quebec.