Susan Ormiston is CBC senior correspondent for TV, radio and online. She has reported from 25 countries and conflict zones including Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Ukraine, Lebanon, Syria, and Israel.
She's covered natural and industrial disasters in Haiti, Bangladesh and the Philippines. She's also reported extensively on Nelson Mandela, covering his election as President of South Africa in 1994, and his death nearly 20 years later.
As London correspondent, she covered the European debt crisis, a royal wedding and baby, and the revolutions in Libya, Egypt and Syria. She has also reported on mega-sporting events including the London Olympics and Brazil's World Cup.
For her award-winning journalism, she's captured three Geminis including "Best Reportage" for her work in Afghanistan, and "Best Digital" for a Canadian election special called "Ormiston Online." In 2011 she won a Foreign Press Association award in London.
Ormiston has interviewed a wide range of newsmakers including U.S. President Bill Clinton, former Governor General Michaëlle Jean, U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, as well as the musicians Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Sting.
She's a frequent guest host for CBC News Network and CBC programs including The National, The Current, As It Happens. She has also reported for CBC's the fifth estate and Marketplace.
During her time at CTV, Susan was a correspondent and host for W-Five.
She studied at Carleton University, earning a Bachelor of Journalism. Susan is currently based in Toronto with her husband and two sons.