Daniele Hamamdjian joined CTV National News in 2009 and is now based in London, England, delivering international coverage in her role as London News Bureau Correspondent.
In this role, Hamamdjian has reported on a wide variety of international news events, including the Brexit negotiations; extensive reporting from the Middle East; on-site coverage of terror attacks in the UK; the European migrant crisis in Italy, Greece, Austria, and Germany; the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle; and the Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh. Other notable assignments during Hamamdjian’s tenure as London Correspondent include the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, and the crisis in Ukraine.
While previously assigned to CTV News’ Ottawa Bureau, Hamamdjian travelled with the Prime Minister’s office numerous times, including to the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, and to Afghanistan for Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s final visit to the troops before Canada’s withdrawal.
Hamamdjian has also delivered coverage of significant Canadian news stories, including the Attawapiskat housing crisis in 2011, which led to testimonies of alleged rampant sex abuse in Attawapiskat and native communities across the country.
Hamamdjian and the CTV crew were also the first international reporting team on the ground in Haiti after the devastating earthquake that rocked the country in 2010.
Hamamdjian began on-air reporting for CTV Montreal in 2006. A Concordia University journalism graduate, Hamamdjian began her career as general assignment reporter at the Santa Monica Daily Press in California.
Born in Cairo, Egypt, Hamamdjian lived in Los Angeles before immigrating to Montreal with her family in the late 1980s. Hamamdjian credits her parents with instilling in her the importance of keeping informed on world issues and current events.
Her international upbringing and experience is reflected in her passion for world travel and the four languages she speaks, which include fluent French and English, as well as conversational Arabic and Italian.