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Melissa Tait is a visual journalist for The Globe and Mail, based in Toronto. She films, photographs, animates and edits visuals for stories across the organization. Melissa joined The Globe in 2015 after four years as multimedia editor at the Winnipeg Free Press and two years at the Waterloo Region Record as reporter/photographer. She has a diploma in photojournalism from Loyalist College and a BA in International Development from the University of Guelph. She was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario.

Melissa won a 2019 National Newspaper Award for breaking news covering the manhunt for murder suspects in northern Manitoba, and has been nominated for four other NNAs. She has been recognized by a number of other journalism awards, including the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Pictures of the Year Awards from the News Photographers Association of Canada.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Loyalist College, Diploma in Photojournalism

University of Guelph, Bachelor of Arts, International Development

Melissa Tait abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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