Paul Hunter

Foreign correspondent

Paul Hunter is a correspondent for CBC News in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was a political correspondent for The National in Ottawa. In his more than two decades with the CBC, he has reported from across Canada and more than a dozen countries, including Haiti, Japan and Afghanistan.

Latest from Paul Hunter

1 year later, iconic Churchill photo stolen from Ottawa hotel still eludes police

A little over a year ago, Yousuf Karsh's famed portrait of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was stolen from the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa. Police are still stumped as to who did it — and where the photo ended up.

This Georgia Senate race could swing things in the Republicans' favour

Though Herschel Walker's election campaign has been plagued by controversies that would likely disqualify any other candidate, his name and football heroics are legendary in Georgia. Republicans are counting on that as Walker faces off against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock in a race that could tip the balance of power in the U.S. Senate.
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6 people allege former Mountie sexually assaulted them as teenagers

In the 1980s, Const. Don Cooke was in a position of trust and power in Abbotsford: a minor hockey coach, and an RCMP officer. Multiple people, teenagers at the time, allege he sexually assaulted them, including in his police cruiser — allegations Cooke denies. They are speaking publicly for the first time while they fight for compensation.

Black lynching memorial in Tennessee teaches a lesson about the past — and the present

The Ed Johnson Project is part of a quiet but determined U.S.-wide effort to remind everyone of the horror of the estimated 4,400 lynchings in this country in the late-19th and early-20th centuries, writes Paul Hunter.

How to cook the perfect cicada

Forget their looks and ignore their beady little red eyes. When it comes to cicadas, those thumb-sized bugs blanketing the eastern United States this spring, it turns out they're actually eminently edible, Paul Hunter writes from Virginia.

COVID-19 has upended the U.S. election campaign and could also change how Americans vote

It may not be the leading worry for most Americans right now, but amid the anxiety over coronavirus, another kind of concern is quietly growing in this country: how to deal with the coming presidential election.

What happens when a Democratic congresswoman talks impeachment at a coffee shop in divided Michigan

Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA officer who served in Iraq, earned her seat in Congress by winning a close race last year in a district that had been Republican for years. Her support of pursuing impeachment against President Donald Trump is a risk — and she knows it.

A day in the life of a U.S. Border Patrol agent is a never-ending flow of migrants and smugglers

CBC News recently spent a day with a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona as he attempted to police a 50-km stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border and stem the seemingly never-ending flow of migrants and smugglers determined to get across.

Fortified schools: A sobering but growing response to U.S. shootings

While school shootings remain statistically rare in the United States, there were 24 of them that resulted in either injury or death in 2018. It's given rise to a school security industry now worth some $3 billion US annually.

Rubble and rage come together in Haiti to highlight slow pace of disaster recovery

It's one of the more remarkable aspects of Haiti today: Earthquake rubble remains after all this time. While the recent violent demonstrations were driven by anger over allegations of government corruption, it's easy to connect it with fierce resentment still held by countless Haitians over the slow pace of disaster recovery.