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.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.