BIO

Award-winning broadcast journalist and communicator, Genevieve Oger, is based in Toronto, where she is the spokesperson for the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Previously, she wrote speeches for ministers, hosted newscasts, produced radio and wrote for television at CBC News. Before 2011, she reported international news from her base in France for 13 years.

Her media clients have included the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Deutsche Welle Radio, National Public Radio, Radio Netherlands, Radio France Internationale and Agence France Presse. Whether she’s doing media relations, breaking news or personal documentaries, Genevieve tries to introduce her audiences to the real people behind the headlines.

In 2017, she won a Spotlight Award for her communications role in the launch of Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. In 2010, she won second prize in the Radio Report of the Year category bestowed by the Religion Newswriters Association. Her work was also rewarded by the 2002 New York Festival, when it was included in the winning entry for best Arts and Culture programming, won by Deutsche Welle’s Arts on the Air program.

Genevieve holds a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Social Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in History.

Genevieve is fluent in written and spoken English and French. She can speak basic German thanks to 18 months of immersion in Germany.