David Reevely, former Canadian Press Ottawa bureau chief and Ottawa Citizen reporter and columnist, is joining The Logic. Read more in this note to staff from managing editor Jordan Timm.
I’m delighted to announce that David Reevely is joining The Logic as an Ottawa correspondent.
David’s Twitter bio reads, “I watch governments for you.” I can think of few journalists in this country who do it so well. He was most recently Ottawa bureau chief for The Canadian Press, supervising coverage of all aspects of Canada’s federal government for the national wire service. Before that, he covered politics for the Ottawa Citizen as a reporter and columnist, focusing at different times on local affairs, the Ontario government and the place of the federal government in the capital.
David did tremendous work leading CP’s illustrious Ottawa bureau—a tough job made even more difficult by the pandemic. When I worked at the Citizen, he was the anchor of our City Hall coverage. I depended on his encyclopedic knowledge of Ottawa’s government and finances, and his ability to quickly, clearly and concisely tell readers what they needed to know about how their city was being run. When his focus shifted to provincial affairs, he became a must-read at Queen’s Park despite being based 400 kilometres from the legislature. And on top of his journalistic credentials, his good nature, integrity and drive made him a newsroom leader, one who mentored a succession of younger reporters.
David tells me he’s excited to be part of building something new in Canadian media. He’ll partner with Murad Hemmadi to bring The Logic’s readers agenda-setting coverage of how the federal government is shaping Canada’s innovation economy. His first day will be June 21.