Katrina Clarke is an award-winning multimedia journalist with The Hamilton Spectator newspaper in Hamilton, Ontario. At The Spec, she writes about education, social justice, public health and a little bit of everything.
Before moving to The Spec, Katrina worked as a reporter with the Daily Gleaner newspaper in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Her beat was education and much of her reporting was investigative in nature. For A Shot in the Dark, her investigation into New Brunswick school vaccination policies, she was awarded a 2019 Canadian Association of Journalists award for outstanding investigative journalism in the community media category. She earned an 2018 Atlantic Journalism Awards recognition for her investigation into teacher misconduct policies in New Brunswick.
In a past life, Katrina was based in Toronto where she worked as a reporter with the Toronto Star and the National Post, and Vancouver where she worked as a freelance reporter, with pieces published in the Star, the Post, Chatelaine, J-Source and CBC Life.
In 2018, Katrina was the recipient of the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary. She used the bursary to travel to Australia and to remote parts of Atlantic Canada to report on Indigenous education. Her finished product was published in the Toronto Star, CBC Indigenous and in New Brunswick’s Telegraph-Journal and Daily Gleaner newspapers.
In 2016, she was the sole Canadian journalist selected as a fellow for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), which took her to Germany and Poland to study journalism ethics.
In 2013, she was a recipient of the International Development Research Centre reporting award, which allowed her to work as a reporter with the Bangkok Post in Thailand.
Katrina is a graduate of Western University, earning a silver medal in the Master of Arts in Journalism program, and of Queen’s University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Honours in political studies and global development studies.