V i v i a n  S o n g
Freelance writer
Freelance writer
As a general assignment reporter for some of Canada's biggest newsrooms, I covered breaking national and international news.
I've worked at The Toronto Star,  The Peterborough Examiner, and The Toronto Sun, where I moved up to become a national affairs writer for Sun Media.
There I reported on major international news including the release of schoolgirl killer Karla Homolka, the gruesome slaying of a Toronto-area couple at a posh Mexican resort and the last U.S. election from Phoenix, Ariz., where I reported on Senator John McCain's defeat.
For the Mexican slaying, I also appeared on CNN's TV program Nancy Grace as a commentator.
For two years, I produced a weekly, national environmental column for Sun Media, Green Planet, in addition to major, multi-day investigative series looking at subjects such as the myth of water abundance in Canada, and the physiological and sociological effects of online social networking sites on young people.
My strength lies in my versatility as a writer: I am equally comfortable producing a hard news story to a tight deadline, as I am crafting a thoughtful, in-depth investigative feature or lifestyle story that brings names to life and flesh to the raw bones of a simple story.
My writing has gained a following for its clarity, wit, thoughtfulness and ability to engage.
Currently, I am a regular freelance contributor to Canada's biggest newspaper publication, The Toronto Star.

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