Priscilla Hwang


Priscilla Hwang is a reporter with CBC News based in Ottawa. She's worked with the investigative unit, CBC Toronto, and CBC North in Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit. Before joining the CBC in 2016, she travelled across the Middle East and North Africa to share people's stories. She has a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and speaks Korean, Tunisian Arabic, and dabbles at classical Arabic and French. Want to contact her? Email or @prisksh on Twitter.

Latest from Priscilla Hwang

Feds deny Ottawa Somali centre funding claiming it's not Black enough

Leaders with Ottawa's Somali Centre for Family Services, which is run and managed entirely by Black people, say they can no longer trust Employment and Social Development Canada after the federal department rejected the centre's funding application for not being sufficiently Black-led.

Ottawa doctors describe stress, exhaustion as COVID-19 cases rise

With COVID-19 numbers on the rise again, the scene inside Ottawa's hospitals is becoming increasingly grim. From burnt-out staff to frustrations over vaccine distribution, these doctors give us a glimpse behind the curtain.

Kids at home for 2 more weeks? Here are some creative, practical tips for parents

Ottawa-area parenting experts offer some creative advice on what to do as elementary school children stay at home until at least Jan. 25.

Why there's a discrepancy in Ottawa's COVID-19 numbers

Are you wondering why the province's daily COVID-19 count is different from the city's today? Here's why.

Up to public to follow 25-person cap, say outdoor operators

After the City of Ottawa announced 25 people will be allowed on or around outdoor recreation venues at a time, some operators of local rinks and trails say it'll mainly be up to residents to follow the rules.

Arnprior council votes to apologize for mayor's comments

Councillors in Arnprior, Ont., have voted to publicly apologize to people of colour in their community for the mayor's earlier comments denying systemic racism exists in the town. 

Ottawa entrepreneurs use creativity to rise from pandemic ashes

Two Ottawa entrepreneurs saw their once growing businesses devastated at the beginning of the pandemic, but turned their year around with tasty treats and a giving spirit.

Mayor rails against province, pushes for shorter lockdown in Ottawa

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says he's asking the province for a shorter lockdown period for the nation's capital, citing the "devastating impact" the new provincewide lockdowns will have on the city's economy.
COVID-19 Diaries

So this is Christmas: For young people navigating the pandemic, the holidays are ... complicated

Amy Ede, Charlotte Scott-Frater and Josh Kweon share their latest diary entries heading into the holidays.

Quebec's Christmas shutdown another blow for Gatineau businesses

Some business owners and advocates in western Quebec fear the coming two-week shutdown will deal another blow to local retailers that were already struggling to survive the pandemic.
Racism in the Valley

Ottawa Valley residents demand mayors face up to racism

Some mayors in the Ottawa Valley are promising to do better after residents called on them to acknowledge and act on systemic racism in their communities.

How Ottawa restaurants can survive the winter lull

In anticipation of a virtual holiday season, experts are offering restaurants some strategic advice on surviving a slow December and the upcoming winter lull. 
Racism in the Valley

Ottawa Valley mayors speak out about racism in their towns

As Black, Indigenous and people of colour share their experiences about racism, some mayors in the Ottawa Valley agree racism is systemic in their communities, while others blame isolated incidents. Here’s what some of them are doing about it.
Racism in the Valley

The Ottawa Valley has a racism problem. These people have been living it

Chased into a ditch by a car, rejected for jobs, getting dirty looks and unsolicited touching — five Black, Indigenous and people of colour from communities in the Ottawa Valley share what they’ve lived through.
Racism in the Valley

Granddaughter of Pembroke assault victim tackles racism in her community

After her grandmother’s assault in August, Carleton journalism student Cindy Tran is partnering up with a community group to tell the stories of people of colour in Pembroke, Ont., and hopes to eventually work with high school students.