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David Common

David Common

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David Common is a host of Marketplace and a correspondent with The National. You'll also see and hear him guest-hosting and contributing to multiple CBC News programs.

He’s travelled to every province and territory on assignment, and been dispatched to more than 75 countries on a range of stories. David has spent time underwater in a submerged submarine near the Korean peninsula, travelled Afghanistan and Iraq covering war, watched as Canada’s Navy confronted pirates off Somalia, and been on board a Canadian icebreaker in the Arctic search for the ill-fated Franklin expedition.

He also once interviewed Elmo on Sesame Street.

Originally from Winnipeg, David went to university in Toronto and Sweden. Now, as part of the investigative team at Marketplace, he’s gone as far as the backstreets of Indian in pursuit of phone scammers targeting Canadians, tackled questionable sales practices in Canada’s funeral homes, located the source of a potential poison inserted into children’s jewellery at factories in China, and dived into the problem of food waste in Canadian supermarkets.

David has been honoured to receive several awards, and is one of the CBC's multi-skilled journalists, able to shoot and edit his own stories as needed, and shifts between hosting and reporting, on the CBC’s national digital, radio and television platforms.

He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters.

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