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Katie Simpson
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Katie Simpson

Ottawa News Bureau Correspondent, CTV National News

Katie Simpson is a correspondent for CTV National News' Ottawa Bureau. A former reporter for CP24, Simpson garnered international attention for her breaking coverage of the Toronto Mayor Rob Ford scandal that captivated headlines worldwide in 2013.

In addition to her tireless work at Toronto City Hall, Simpson has also reported on the death of NDP leader Jack Layton, the G20 Summit, the Liberal Leadership race, and the death of Toronto Police Sgt. Ryan Russell.

Simpson’s broadcasting career began at age 19 as an anchor and reporter for AM 980 in London, Ontario. She spent the next four years fine-tuning her craft before moving to Toronto to be part of the 680 News team as a reporter, anchor, and editor.

Simpson moved to CP24 in 2008 to become the Senior Assignment Editor and Breaking News Producer for the assignment desk. In June 2011, Simpson became a full time on-air personality for the station.

Simpson is a proud member of the first graduating class of the innovative Media Theory and Production program at Fanshawe College and The University of Western Ontario. As a student, she garnered national attention and the Broadcast Educators of Canada President’s Award for her coverage of the 2006 Bandido Biker Massacre in Shedden, Ontario for student run radio FM 106.9 “The X.”

Originally from Oshawa, Ont., Simpson lived in mid-town Toronto for five years before moving to Ottawa in 2014.