Meaghan Brackenbury

Journalist, Audio Storyteller, and Longform Writer

About Me

For as long as I can remember, I've been a storyteller. Maybe it's because I'm lousy with equations. Or maybe it's because I have always loved the exercise of language, of finding stories that reflect the reality of people with all different backgrounds and exploring the complexity of the human condition, where empathy and compassion are key to creating substantial change.


Either way, I am eager to continue to learn, write, and grow, wherever I may be. 


Work Experience

December 2018 - present

Carleton University Hearts of Freedom Project | Ottawa, ON

Camera Operator/Technical Producer

January 2019 - March 2019

Seed Change | Ottawa, ON

Communications and Public Engagement Intern

June 2019 - July 2019

Stories North Program | Whitehorse, YT

Participant and Journalist

September 2019 - December 2019

CKCU 93.1 FM | Ottawa, ON

Midweek Producer and Journalist

April 2020 - Present

Cabin Radio | Yellowknife, NWT

Newsroom Intern




Carleton University

Ottawa, ON

Combined Honours of Journalism and Human Rights

Fourth-year standing, GPA of 11.20

Expected graduation in 2020

Received Kenneth Smith Award, awarded to the first-year student with the highest standing (2017)

Received K. Phyllis Wilson Scholarship, awarded by recommendation of Director of Journalism to outstanding students proceeding from one year of study to another in the Journalism program (2017, 2018, & 2019)

Received Charles Lazarus Scholarship, awarded by recommendation of the School of Journalism to students showing all-around academic excellence (2017)

Received CTV Scholarship for Broadcast Journalism, awarded by recommendation of the Director of Journalism and Communications for a student specializing in broadcast journalism and proceeding from one year to the next (2019)

Finalist for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 2020 Joan Donaldson News Scholarship


Connect With Me

Ottawa, ON

Tel: 6133261017

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