Sarah Turnbull Producer


Sarah joined CTV’s Ottawa bureau in August, 2019 as a freelance digital producer to cover the federal election.

She started out reporting for iPolitics, where she covered the digital privacy, innovation, and R&D files. She wrote extensively about the Facebook, Cambridge Analytica privacy breach, Canada’s proposal for a national data plan, and the federal government’s investments in entrepreneurship.

From there she headed up a national podcast network called the 2020 Network, which hosted five shows focused on policy and current affairs. Some notable guests include: Rick Mercer, John Manley, Michael Ferguson, Peter MacKay, Mavis Staines, and Alexander Shelley. She also produced and co-wrote a series called No Second Chances, which profiled the rise and fall of Canada’s sole 12 female first ministers. It appeared on iTunes’ Trending and New and Noteworthy lists.

She started her career developing communications and content strategies for local and national brands.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Sarah has a keen sense of the city’s inner political workings. She briefly left her hometown to attend Queen’s University where she studied political science and gender studies. She got her first taste of journalism as Queen’s TV’s news manager and four years later returned to Ottawa to pursue a Master of Journalism degree at Carleton University.

In her spare time, Sarah is a mental health speaker under the banner of and vice-president of community engagement at the International Association of Business Communicators in Ottawa.

Sarah speaks English.

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