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Molly Hayes is a national reporter for The Globe and Mail, with a focus on issues relating to crime and social justice.

She joined The Globe in 2017 as the inaugural recipient of an investigative reporting fellowship through the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Since then, she has covered subjects such as organized crime and police accountability, tow truck turf wars and intimate partner violence.

Her 2022 series with colleagues on IPV and femicide received the Landsberg Award, for coverage of women’s equality issues. The series was a finalist for multiple other awards, including the National Newspaper Award for Project of the Year. Molly was also a previous finalist for the Landsberg Award in both 2020 and 2021.

Before joining The Globe, Molly spent five years as a reporter at the Hamilton Spectator. Molly won the 2014 Goff Penny Award for Canada's top newspaper journalist under 25.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University

Honours & Awards

Landsberg Award (winner - 2023) (finalist - 2021, 2020)

National Newspaper Awards, Project of the Year (finalist - 2023)

Canadian Association of Journalists Awards, Written News (finalist - 2023, 2021)

Goff Penny Award (winner - 2014)

Languages spoken


Molly Hayes abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

Latest articles

Kingston plans to clear homeless encampment after court ruling offers limited protection to occupants