Follow Friday: @spaikin
One of Canada’s most recognized interviewers and trusted media figures with a career in journalism that has spanned over three decades, this follow Friday, say hello to @spaikin.
The Go-to-Guy for Current Affairs
Steve Paikin has had a lucrative career in journalism that started many years ago in his hometown at the Hamilton Spectator, where he interned for three summers. Since then, he has worked for several news outlets, including CBC News and CHFI.
Since 2006, Paikin has been the anchor and Senior Editor of The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO’s flagship current affairs program that brings a variety of content to give viewers information and knowledge they need to be active and engaged citizens.
Covering topics from politics to surveilling cyberspace, The Agenda is known for providing the most in-depth analysis and debate on the big issues shaping the province and the world. In fact, a good friend of Steve’s, Terry Fallis has been interviewed on the Agenda a few times.
If hosting one of the most watched news shows in the country isn’t enough, Paikin has moderated the past three federal elections, two Ontario election debates, written a few books, produced award winning documentaries and was appointed as Chancellor of Laurentian University this past summer.
Content that Engages Ideas Online
Named one of Queen’s Park’s most influential journalists on Twitter in 2012, @spaikin knows how to engage an online audience. One of his greatest “moments of influence” was during the G20 summit in Toronto, when he witnessed a police officer using force with a journalist and tweeted about it and his Twitter following exploded from 2,000 to more than 11,000 in just one night.