David Akin | College of Arts

David Akin


Chief Political Correspondent, Global News, Ottawa.
Bachelor of Arts, History, 1991

David Akin is a 1991 graduate of the College of Arts’ History program and started his journalism pursuit here at Guelph as student Editor-in-chief of The Ontarion. David took on several reporter positions after graduation, including ones for The Hamilton Spectator, National Post, and The Globe and Mail. David’s reporting focused on business and technology, being one of Canada’s journalism pioneers combining media and the digital realm. Currently, David covers Canadian federal and electoral politics and can be found on Global National, national Global News programs, Corus Radio, and at GlobalNews.ca. His political journalism has taken him around the world at international G7 and G20 summits, from Russia to South Korea among many others. David is now an award-winning journalist and currently lives in Ottawa with his family.