Chris Iorfida

Senior Writer

Chris Iorfida has worked in TV news, radio, print and digital in his journalism career. He has been with CBC since 2002 and written on subjects as diverse as politics, business, health, sports, arts and entertainment, science and technology.

Latest from Chris Iorfida

Mary Wilson of the Supremes dead at 76

Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes whom Motown founder Berry Gordy called "the glue" that kept the legacy of the legendary group alive, has died. She was 76.

Christopher Plummer, Sound of Music star and oldest actor to win an Oscar, dead at 91

Christopher Plummer, who was among the greatest Canadian actors ever to grace stage and screen, has died at age 91.

4 historic attacks at the U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Capitol, which was overrun by violent supporters of President Donald Trump Wednesday, has been the site of several bombings and a mass shooting over the years.

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek dead at 80

Alex Trebek, the jack-of-all-trades former CBC broadcaster who ended up hosting the popular U.S. quiz show Jeopardy! for more than three decades, has died. He was 80 years old.

Much will be known on U.S. election night, though it may not satisfy Trump

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated an increase in mail-in and early voting and has led to talk of an election "season" of vote counting — a development that has chagrined U.S. President Donald Trump. But states have always taken days or weeks to certify results.

U.S. presidential debates: Memorable moments mingle truth and myth

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden are set to square off in the first of three scheduled debates Tuesday. History has shown that memorable moments are often grafted onto the outcome of an election, whether they affected the results or not. Here's a closer look at some of those moments.

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, son of Steve Earle, dead at 38

Americana singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, the son of musician Steve Earle, has died at age 38, according to an announcement posted on his Facebook page and his record label, New West Records

Joe Biden is close to picking a running mate. Here are the top contenders

In a U.S. election year that has seen the coronavirus pandemic upend primary voting as well as the conventions of the two political parties, the vice-presidential pick might be more widely anticipated than in past years. Democratic nominee Joe Biden is expected to make his choice this week.

Rock 'n' roll legend Little Richard dead at 87

Little Richard, the electrifying and flamboyant showman whose classic tunes helped spur the explosion of rock 'n' roll and influenced countless musicians, has died. He was 87.

Nova Scotia tragedy joins grim list of Canadian mass shootings

The shootings in Nova Scotia, described by Premier Stephen McNeil as "one of the most senseless acts of violence in our province's history," join a line of tragic and horrifying mass killings in Canada.