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Omar El Akkad

Omar El Akkad
U.S. business reporter

Omar El Akkad is The Globe's Western United States reporter, based in Portland, Oregon. He has been with The Globe since 2005. Prior to becoming the newspaper's Western U.S. reporter, he worked as the technology reporter, parliamentary correspondent at the Ottawa bureau and general assignment reporter in Toronto.

Omar has covered many stories across the U.S., including dispatches on the new generation of Silicon Valley corporate giants, the mass protests in Ferguson, Mo., Arab Spring revolution in Egypt.

Omar is the recipient of a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting and the Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for young Canadian journalists, and has been nominated for several National Magazine Awards. He is a graduate of Queen's University with a BSc (Hons) in Computing.




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