Glen McGregor

CTV National News Senior Political Correspondent



June 2023: Glen McGregor is no longer with the company

Glen McGregor joined CTV National News as Senior Political Correspondent in January 2016. Based out of CTV News’ Ottawa Bureau, McGregor contributes political coverage to CTV News across all platforms.

An award-winning journalist, McGregor was previously National Affairs Reporter for the Ottawa Citizen, where he covered the federal government and politics on Parliament Hill, with a focus on ethics, lobbying, contracting practices, and election campaign finance. Throughout his career, McGregor has broken stories that led to the Canadian Senate expense scandal, the “Robocalls” investigation, MP Dean Del Mastro’s conviction, among many other stories to make national headlines.

Specializing in data journalism, McGregor combines his expertise as an investigative journalist with multi-faceted computer science, statistics, and data mining techniques, which led him to win the Canadian Association of Journalists Award (CAJ) in Computer-Assisted Reporting in 2009, for co-authoring a series of stories analyzing political bias in the federal government’s economic stimulus spending.

An innovator in digital reporting, McGregor was the first journalist in Canada to live tweet from a courtroom, from one of Ottawa’s most closely followed criminal trials involving the city's Mayor Larry O’Brien in 2009. In 2010, McGregor brought his computer-assisted reporting techniques to the classroom as Instructor, e-Publishing at Algonquin College, teaching data journalism and investigative reporting techniques.

A regular commentator on federal politics on national radio and television, McGregor was named by the Hill Times as one of the 100 most-influential people in Canadian politics in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

He speaks English and a bit of Mandarin Chinese.

Follow him on Twitter: @glen_mcgregor

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