Rachel Gilmore splits her week between covering all things political for CTV's parliamentary bureau in Ottawa and producing CTV Power Play with Don Martin. She began writing for CTVNews.ca in January, 2019. in You can find her running between Parliament Hill and the CTV office as she alternates between packed scrums, press conferences, and poring over piles of documents.
Born and raised in Ottawa – with a brief break to live in England – Rachel has been covering the Hill since 2016. She started her journalistic career with an internship at APTN's Ottawa office before diving into political coverage headfirst at CPAC. She was then hired at iPolitics, where she reported on Indigenous, energy and environmental issues before starting at CTV.
She graduated with high honours from Carleton University in 2016 with a joint journalism and human rights degree. She speaks English, French and some Spanish.