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Kelly Cryderman is a Globe and Mail reporter and columnist who has been writing about Canadian politics and all things Alberta for more than two decades - save for a couple of maternity leaves and time spent on a master’s degree.

She has a journalism and political science degree from Carleton University, and a master's degree in international history from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In her journalism career, Kelly has worked for the Ottawa Citizen, Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald.

Kelly makes regular appearances on CBC broadcast political panels, and has been a member of The Globe’s Calgary Bureau since 2013.

Why did you become a journalist?

Because people still want to understand the way the world works and cut through mis- and disinformation. Because we can explain complicated things, and cut through malarkey. Because have the power to tell stories about all kinds of people, from the wealthy and powerful to the poor and compelling. And to boot, we don't have to get multiple levels of sign-off from bosses for what we do: I can wake up in the morning with an idea, and file a column or story on it by the afternoon.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism and Political Science, Carleton University

Master of Arts in History of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science

Languages spoken


Kelly Cryderman abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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