LAURA LYNCH @lauralynchcbc has covered Canada and the world for more than twenty years, being recognized both at home and abroad for her work.
She has been the CBC's correspondent based in London and in Washington DC . In both posts, she covered stories that marked crucial moments in world history: the attacks of September 11th, 2001 and their aftermath, the invasion of Afghanistan, the fallout in Pakistan, the bombings of transport systems in London and Madrid. In Africa, Laura went undercover to report on what was happening inside Zimbabwe at a time when journalists were barred from the country. She has also spent time in the Middle East, most recently in Syria and Iran.
Since her return to Canada in 2012, Laura has been a regular guest host on The Current, As it Happens and The Sunday Edition.
She has won many awards for her work, receiving the prestigious Nieman fellowship for Harvard University, an award from the British Bar Association for a two part documentary series that aired on the BBC World Service, as well as recognition from Amnesty International, the Overseas Press Club in New York and the Gabriel awards.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Laura earned a law degree from the University of Victoria and holds a journalism degree from Carleton University.