Adrian Harewood

Board member

Adrian Harewood is a professor in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication, which he joined in 2021. He completed a BA in Political Theory & History at McGill University and a MA in History at Carleton University. For 13 years he was the anchor of CBC Ottawa News at Six and for 3 years he hosted CBC Ottawa’s drive home radio show All in a Day. He has been the guest host of national programs on radio and television including The Current, As It Happens, Sounds Like Canada and The House, Counterspin, Hot Type and Power & Politics. Adrian was the host of a series of programs on BRAVO and PBS including Literati, The Actors, The Directors, Playwrights & Screenwriters. He was also the host of CBC Radio’s 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. In 2017 he was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best Interviewer, and in 2020 he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Local Anchor. Adrian has a long history working in campus/community radio and was the station manager of CKUT-Radio McGill. He launched the Carleton Journalism School’s first-ever course focused on race, a graduate seminar called Journalism, Race and Diversity, and also created the first course in Canada devoted to the study of the History of Black Canadian Journalism. Adrian is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Canadian Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a board member of Journalists for Human Rights and the Writer’s Trust of Canada and sits on the Editorial Board of the University of Ottawa Press.

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