Meet Gemma

headshotGemma Karstens-Smith is a reporter and editor for The Canadian Press in Vancouver, B.C.

She previously worked for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. Her work at the Star ranged from asking “why?” in the wake of tragic deaths to following the Raptors on a playoff run.

Before moving to Toronto, Gemma spent several years living, working and studying all across Canada. Her stories have appeared in a variety of publications from coast to coast, including the Vancouver Sun, the Whitehorse Star, the National Post and the Globe and Mail.

Gemma has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria and a Master of Journalism degree from Carleton University. Though she’s sworn off more schooling for now, her insatiable curiosity keeps her learning every day.

Gemma loves characters and finding dynamic ways to tell their stories.


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