Deborah Gyapong covers religion and politics primarily for Catholic and Evangelical newspapers in Canada. American by birth, she came to Canada as part of the back-to-the-land movement in the 1970s and homesteaded in Bear River, Nova Scotia until the romance of voluntary poverty wore off. After a year of selling real estate, in 1981, Divine Providence intervened and she landed her first job as a reporter/editor/photographer for a weekly newspaper in Digby, Nova Scotia for the princely sum of $125 a week. Still poor, but having discovered her calling, she pursued a journalism career that led her to 17 years in news and current affairs in radio and television at the CBC, 12 of those years as a television producer. She worked briefly from 2000-2002 as a communications officer for the Canadian Alliance Caucus when Stockwell Day was Leader of the Official Opposition.Bio last modified June 18th, 2021.
Articles by Deborah Gyapong