Daniel Otis

CTVNews.ca Writer

Toronto

Daniel is a Toronto-based journalist whose news and feature stories have appeared in more than two dozen publications, including the Toronto Star, Vice, Slate and the Globe and Mail. He rejoined CTV’s online news team in December 2021.

Daniel was previously with CTVNews.ca between 2016 and 2019, when he covered everything from politics to pop culture and also wrote extensively about health, including an award-winning story on nurses helping elderly patients explore medical cannabis. In 2014 and 2015, Daniel was a camera-wielding general assignment reporter at the Toronto Star, where he produced numerous articles for the paper’s news, entertainment, life, business and sports sections.

Based in Cambodia from 2011 to 2014, Daniel launched his journalism career by writing features for outlets like the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, The Diplomat and Slate on subjects such as archaeology, landmines, wildlife trafficking and human rights. While in Southeast Asia, Daniel also reported from Myanmar on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis and the country’s longstanding civil war.

Over the past decade, Daniel’s freelance work has taken him to 10 countries to cover topics ranging from trials to travel. His ongoing research on unusual aviation reports and declassified records has appeared in Vice and seen him interviewed on television, radio and podcasts about how the Canadian government and military document strange sightings from pilots, soldiers and police officers.

Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in political science and philosophy from the University of Toronto and a master’s in creative writing from the University of British Columbia.

He speaks English. ​