Journalist - Media Relations, Social Issues and Storytelling Expert
Reg Sherren is a popular commentator, writer, producer and Canadian Personality. He has been introducing Canadians to social issues and the people and stories they care about for over three decades. An award-winning journalist, his main focus has always been telling the stories of Canada and its people, but he has worked around the world, from the Persian Gulf, Europe, Japan and across the United States of America as a former TV commentator.
Sherren grew up in Labrador, and became a disc jockey at the age of 15. He has worked in both public and commercial radio and television. He has won several journalism awards for his coverage of Manitoba’s “Flood of the Century” and oil contamination of sea birds. He also reported from the Persian Gulf War, covering the Canadian troops. A two-time Gemini and Canadian Screen Award nominee, Reg Sherren has also been the recipient of numerous journalism awards from the New York and Columbus International Film and Video Festivals, as well as the Radio and Television News Directors Association.
A veteran former TV commentator for CBC Television, Reg Sherren is known for his unique storytelling abilities. For decades he has brought Canadians inside the big stories in their world on The National. As the host of the network program Country Canada, Reg Sherren travelled extensively in practically every region of the country. He has also guest hosted on programs like Cross Country Check-up and The Current on CBC radio. His journalism has brought attention to issues such as politics, homelessness, war, international human rights, rural communities, Indigenous issues and many others close to Canadians and Canadian culture.
We all learn lessons from life. There are moments that can offer so much insight into the human condition, all you have to do it look for them. Simple right? Reg Sherren draws on three decades of story-telling that changed his perspective, as a journalist, and as a fellow citizen of the planet. Through his presentation he also offers some sage advice on dealing with the media, and on the pursuit of the truth.
After being systematically beaten and starved for three years, Newfoundlander, John Ford looked up one morning to witness what he thought was the end of the world. He was the last Canadian alive to witness the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Reg Sherren takes you on his powerful journey of redemption, and explores not only the worst of humankind, but one individual’s capacity to forgive.
We have all had it. Those little moments in life that make you pause and wonder if something bigger is in play. Reg Sherren explores some incredible coincidences on his travels, and one that may even put the hair right up on the back of your neck.
In this digital age, with information bombarding you from all sides, the question must be asked. Public broadcasting costs a LOT of money. Well over a billion dollars. Are Canadians still getting what they paid for from our public broadcaster? Could it be better? Is it even necessary? Reg Sherren offers over three decades of observations from inside the CBC, and offers insight on what needs to change.