ABOUT ME

Since late 2019, Travis Fortnum has worked in the Saint John bureau of Global News.

Covering crime, court proceedings, politics and everything in between, within the city and all across the province.

 

Through the highs and lows of the COVID-19 pandemic, Travis has worked to keep residents informed on New Brunswick’s management of the virus. From the closure of the Maine border to outbreaks in Edmundston.

 

An honours graduate from Durham College’s Journalism program, 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 Global News from CJDC-TV News in British Columbia’s Peace Region. For nearly a year, he worked as a morning radio anchor and videojournalist in the station’s Fort St. John bureau.

 

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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EDUCATION

2015-2017

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

AWARDS

2017

Best Feature

Durham College Journalism Awards

For an in-depth piece on homophobia in hockey.

2017

Best News Story

Durham College Journalism Awards

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

2016

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.

 

2016

Best Commentary

Durham College Journalism Awards

For an opinion piece on hookup culture.

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