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Travis Fortnum has been working as a Multi-Skilled Journalist with CTV News in Windsor, Ontario since August 2022.


What is a Multi-Skilled Journalist you might ask? Basically: a one-man band putting stories together from pitch to post.


Since graduating at the top of his class in 2017, Travis has been perfecting storytelling skills in TV news stories, radio pieces and written web copy.


Travis got his industry start in Canada’s largest local newsroom – as an intern with CTV Toronto.


He was later hired as an assignment editor for the newscast – eventually branching out to work as a writer, as well as working in both roles at the newscast’s sister station CP24.


Travis came to CTV News Windsor Global News in New Brunswick. There, he was part of a small team of dedicated reporters covering matters all across the province.

He got his on-air start on the West coast, working with CJDC-TV News in British Columbia’s Peace Region.


Travis transformed CJDC-TV News’ online presence by introducing a daily morning newscast through social media channels.


During his time in Northern BC – the nation was gripped by the 2019 Northern British Columbia murders and resulting manhunt for accused killers Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. The closest reporter to the scenes – Travis’ coverage garnered an international audience.


Off camera, Travis enjoys the outdoors. Often spending his weekends camping, hiking or fishing. Otherwise sitting back with a good book.

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Durham College

I began studying journalism in the fall of 2015. It was here I really discovered my passion for press and began developing my skills.


Extracurricular Activities

  • Director of Media, Art & Design (SA Board of Directors)

  • Member of Student Leaders Summit

  • Member of Enactus

  • Member of Delta Lambda Phi (ΔΛΦ) social fraternity



Best Feature

Durham College Journalism Awards

For an in-depth piece on homophobia in hockey.


Best News Story

Durham College Journalism Awards

For a story on a murder in the city of Oshawa.


Best Entertainment Story

Durham College Journalism Awards

For a profile piece on former Degrassi star Jessica Tyler, who was then a student at Durham College.



Best Commentary

Durham College Journalism Awards

For an opinion piece on hookup culture.

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