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Andrea reports extensively on health, with particular interest in substance use, mental health, drug policy, social justice, health system pressures, and the intersection of health and climate change. She joined The Globe and Mail in 2012, before which she reported for for The Vancouver Sun and various music publications. Andrea is based in the Globe's Vancouver, B.C., bureau.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail

Honours & Awards

2021 National Newspaper Awards, Sustained News Coverage (Canada's toxic drug crisis)

2020 National Newspaper Awards, Sustained News Coverage (crisis in long-term care)

2019 National Newspaper Awards, Breaking News (Manhunt for two teen murder suspects)

2017 Canadian Association of Journalism Awards, Open Media (Canada's Fentanyl Crisis)

2017 Jack Webster Awards, Best Breaking News Reporting - Print (Cheque Day)

2016 Jack Webster Awards, Excellence in Digital Journalism (Fentanyl's Deadly Path)

2012 Jack Webster Awards, Best Reporting of the Year - Print (YVR Plane Crash series)

2012 Jack Webster Awards, Excellence in Multimedia Journalism (The Gastown Project)

2003 Jack Webster Award for Student Journalism

Languages spoken

English, Cantonese

Andrea Woo abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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