DAVID AKIN

Journalist

c/o Parliamentary Press Gallery
150 Wellington Street, room 607
Ottawa | Ontario | CANADA | K1P 5A4

Email: JDA @ davidakin.com

Phone or text to: +1 613 883 7412

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David Akin is a member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery


BIO Gemini Award-winning journalist David Akin covers Canadian federal and electoral politics. He has been his news organization's lead reporter on every Canadian federal budget since 2004. He covered the Arab Spring in 2011 from Tahrir Square, Cairo. He has reported from several G8, G20, APEC, and other international summits of heads of government. After spending a decade covering Bay Street, Akin has spent the last decade based on Parliament Hill. He anchored live wire-to-wire election night broadcasts for the 2011 federal election as well as for eight provincial elections while he was the National Bureau Chief for Sun News Network. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting while he was a correspondent for CTV National News and received a National Newspaper Award certificate of merit while working as a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail. His 30-year career in journalism also includes being a member of the inaugural staff at the National Post. Akin has long been one of Canada's journalism pioneers when it comes to exploring ways to use digital media and computer-assisted tools for newsgathering and publishing. In 2015 and in other years, Akin was one of 18 journalists to be included in the Hill Times list of the 100 most influential people on Parliament Hill. A Montrealer by birth, Akin studied history at the University of Guelph. He lives near Ottawa with his wife and two children. See more at LinkedIn.com

DISCLOSURE: I am a freelance journalist and, as result, the journalism I do is paid for by the news organizations that purchase it. I receive no fees, considerations, etc. for organizations or individuals I write about or speak about. I may, from time to time, accept speaking engagements from non-news organizations. I will endeavour to keep a list of those here. I am not, nor have I ever been during my 30 years as a professional journalist, a member of any political party. No member of my immediate family is a member of or campaigns on behalf of any political party. Neither I nor anyone in my immediate family own shares or equity in any corporation or business. Any investments I have are in widely-held mutual funds. If you think other disclosures are appropriate in this space, I'd like to hear from you. All of my contact details are always at www.davidakin.com.