Hilary Beaumont is a freelance journalist based in Toronto. She specializes in investigations, with a goal of revealing hidden stories in the public interest.
She has a bachelor of journalism from the University of King’s College, and completed the Banff Centre’s Investigative Journalism Intensive. She has won five national awards for investigative reporting.
She got her start in journalism writing for Halifax alt-weekly The Coast, where she revealed that police failed to investigate a severe case of revenge porn. She was a staff reporter at Vice News from 2015 to 2019, hosting Vice documentaries including Drag The Red, Canada’s Waterless Communities and Is This The Next Standing Rock?
While at Vice, she revealed sexual harassment in Canada’s parliament, reported from the frontline at Standing Rock, exposed fraud allegations against a fake guru who built a commune in Mexico, and reported on the Canadian government’s inaction on the water crisis in Indigenous communities.
Currently she is freelancing for publications including The Narwhal, Al Jazeera and The Walrus, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and artificial intelligence.