Toronto, ON, Canada
Kira Wakeam is a native of Toronto, Ontario. After spending four years in Montreal while pursing her bachelor's degree at McGill University, she made her way to New York City where she worked in various fields including music management and public relations. After completing a master's degree in photography at Pratt Institute in 2011, Kira realized her passion for telling stories went beyond photography.
She was inspired to pursue a master's degree in journalism at Ryerson University and return to her hometown. In the summer of 2015 Kira interned at CBC Toronto where she produced stories for local television news and the radio show Here and Now. After completing her internship Kira went on to work as a radio reporter at CBC Thunder Bay where she covered various local stories.
Since returning from Thunder Bay Kira has worked as an associate producer at CBC News Toronto. Kira's passion for journalism is rooted in her love of people and sharing stories about the human experience, many of which are often overlooked. Since beginning her career in journalism she has covered stories about affordable housing, racism in the Toronto art scene and has just completed a documentary about the challenges of menstruation for homeless women
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Still life
- Video capture
- Video editing