Vernon, who works as a reporter for Global Edmonton, has been promoted to the network’s provincial affairs reporter in Alberta. He replaces Vassy Kapelos, who joined Global National in Ottawa in December. 

Tom Vernon, who works as a reporter for Global Edmonton, has been promoted to the network’s provincial affairs reporter in Alberta. He replaces Vassy Kapelos, who joined Global National as a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa in December.

Troy Reeb, senior vice-president of Global News, tweeted that Vernon was a “great choice for #ableg.”

According to Vernon’s online bio, he joined Global Edmonton in August 2013. Prior to that, he worked for seven years in radio, getting his start as a creative writer/producer for Big Country 93.1 FM in Grande Prairie, Alta. He moved to Regina as a reporter for Harvard Broadcasting in 2008. He joined Global Regina that September and in 2011 was named the host of Focus Saskatchewan, a weekly public affairs program that airs on Global Regina and Global Saskatoon. Vernon has also worked with Journalists for Human Rights in Sierra Leone as part of the Shaw Africa Project.


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Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.