Kathryn Blaze Baum has been a national reporter for The Globe and Mail since 2013.
For several years, she covered the issue of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women. In this role, she delved into untold stories, covered breaking news across the country and worked on investigations, including into Manitoba’s dangerous use of hotels for emergency foster-care placements. Her work on Indigenous issues earned her a 2015 National Newspaper Award and a Canadian Hillman Prize. She was also part of a team whose investigative MMIW coverage was nominated for a Michener Award for public-service journalism. Previous to her beat work, Kathryn was a parliamentary reporter in the Ottawa bureau. Her coverage for The Globe has also included breaking news such as the 2014 Moncton shootings and the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and manhunt.
Earlier, as a reporter for The National Post, she traveled to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, to New York for the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and to several U.S. states for the 2012 presidential election. She appeared on Dan Rather Reports for her investigative work on Canada’s historic adoption practices. Before moving to Toronto, she was a Manhattan-based stringer for The New York Times, writing for the Metro and Business Day sections and covering the 2008 presidential election.
Kathryn studied journalism at Carleton University and obtained a masters in journalism from New York University. She hails from Winnipeg.
Honours & Awards
National Newspaper Award, 2015