Marc-Andre Cossette


2017 CBC News Joan Donaldson Scholarship
Worked as a reporter and producer with CBC’s Parliamentary Bureau, CBC Manitoba and CBC News Network
Murray Goldblatt Scholarship
Awarded annually to the student entering the second year of Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program who shows the best potential as a journalist
Martin Newland Award in News Reporting
Award annually to the student in Carleton University’s Master of Journalism program who has achieved the highest final grade in the Print Journalism laboratory

Ontario Graduate Scholarship
Proud FM Graduate Scholarship in Broadcast Journalism
Carleton University Entrance Scholarships

Story interests
Refugee resettlement and integration
Canadian political and social affairs
Human trafficking

English (native)
French (native)
German (intermediate)

Hi. I’m Marc.

I’m a bilingual multimedia journalist working at the CBC’s Ottawa bureau.

I completed my Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University in fall 2017.

Earlier that summer, I worked as a CBC Joan Donaldson scholar, reporting and producing for the CBC’s Parliamentary Bureau, CBC Manitoba and CBC News Network.

I have also interned at the CBC’s London (U.K.) bureau, where I helped to produce coverage of the Brexit referendum and the Queen’s 90th anniversary celebrations.

My work has been published or broadcast by the CBC, Maclean’s, the Ottawa Citizen, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the Kingston Whig-Standard and National Geographic Traveler.

So far, I’ve visited more than 25 countries, and managed to pick up a third language (German) along the way.

Before making the switch to journalism, I worked as a policy analyst with the federal government. I also have an MA in political studies from Queen’s University.

Questions, comments, story ideas or assignments?
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