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Emerald Bensadoun is a content editor and weekend reporter for The Globe and Mail. Emerald joined The Globe in 2021, after a two-year stint as a national reporter for Global News. Previously, she has worked for CBC's The National, The Canadian Press and The Toronto Star, getting her start in journalism as a freelancer reporting from the Middle East during the Gaza War in 2014. She is the writer and editor of The Globe’s Great Reads newsletter.

Outside of her journalism career, Emerald is pursuing her masters' degree in Creative Writing and Literature at Harvard University.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University

Bachelor of Arts, Communication, minor in Film Studies, Carleton University

Honours & Awards

Chateau Orquevaux writer-in-residence in July of 2022

Denis Diderot Artist-in-Residence Grant

Languages spoken

English, Hebrew, some French

Emerald Bensadoun abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

Latest articles

Morning Update: Israel launches retaliatory strike on Iran