Credit: Cynthia Munster

Born and raised in Cambridge, Ont., I grew up in a multicultural community that led me to appreciate people’s stories from all over the world. I have always taken an interest in telling these stories through my exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

After graduating from Carleton University in June 2012 with a double major in journalism and human rights, I kicked off my career with a Farm Radio International internship in Ghana. When I returned to Canada, I completed a four-month internship with the Ottawa Citizen as a city desk reporter.

I now work as a journalist for iPolitics in Ottawa, covering foreign affairs, defence and immigration, as well as the day-to-day happenings on Parliament Hill. Working for iPolitics, an independent political news website, I have had the opportunity to explore the fast-paced world of Canadian politics through innovative, online storytelling. I am also the voice behind The Dispatcha daily iPolitics brief covering Canadian foreign policy developments. Finally, I represent iPolitics as a regular panelist on CTV News Channel.

Aside from my journalistic pursuits, I enjoy walking my dog Murphy, spending time with my friends and family, and, of course, keeping up with politics at home and abroad.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at michelle_zilio@hotmail.com or follow me on Twitter. Also, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn.

One Response to ABOUT ME

  1. MarieColvinSyria@aim.com says:

    Outstanding reporting on tragic story of Inuk deaths in Ottawa river…this reporter took time to let us “know these young men” and learn about our brothers from the North…….doug P

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