Laurie Tritschler is a multimedia journalist with international industry experience. He started as Shootin’ the Breeze’s civic affairs reporter in November 2022.
He holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of British Columbia and a journalism diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
While at BCIT, Laurie secured internships at CBC’s Vancouver newsroom and at Politico Europe’s headquarters in Brussels.
He cut his teeth as a newsroom of one, serving for nearly two years as the editor/digital reporter/photographer and videographer at two weekly newspapers in B.C.’s West Kootenay region.
Laurie took two second-place finishes at the 2021 B.C. Ma Murray Awards for news videos he filed for Black Press.
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Shootin’ the Breeze receives funding through the Local Journalism Initiative program to support its Southwestern Alberta Civic Affairs reporting position.