Heather Bakken is the Deputy Publisher and VP Business & Product Development at iPolitics.ca, which is an independent digital-native parliamentary news service that covers the business of government.
Prior to that she worked at CBC News for 16 years in various roles ranging from anchor of NewsWorld International to national assignment editor. She is a certified digital communications strategist with more than two decades of experience in broadcast media, marketing, event planning and content strategy. Her work has been published on TV, radio, online and print.
In 2019 Heather launched the first public debating society in Ottawa. In her spare time she plays the viola and tap dances for kicks.