Credit: Cynthia Munster

I am currently based out of CTV’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa, where I work as the associate producer for CTV’s Question Period and writer for CTVNews.ca. I also occasionally appear on CTV News Channel. It’s a fun mix of work, allowing me to combine my passion for politics and journalism.

Prior to joining CTV, I was a reporter for iPolitics in Ottawa, covering foreign affairs, defence and immigration, as well as the day-to-day happenings on Parliament Hill. I was also the voice behind The Dispatcha daily iPolitics brief covering Canadian foreign policy developments, and represented iPolitics as a regular panelist on CTV News Channel.

I have a double major in journalism and human rights (highest honours) from Carleton University. Upon graduating, I kicked off my journalism 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.

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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