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Joel Haslam | Versatile Journalist | CTV News Ottawa

Joel Haslam | Versatile Journalist | CTV News Ottawa
Joel Haslam | Versatile Journalist | CTV News Ottawa

July 2023: Joel Haslam is no longer employed with the company.

Joel Haslam is a multidisciplinary journalist at CTV News Ottawa, providing content for television, radio and digital platforms.

Joel Haslam has been a television anchor with CTV News for more than 35 years. He is the longtime host and producer of Regional Contact on CTV News Ottawa, a segment that celebrates the stories of ordinary people who have extraordinary and inspiring adventures.

Joel’s reporting also highlights the patients and lifesavers at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Joel’s storytelling has received numerous awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and the Radio-Television Digital News Association. He is a recipient of the prestigious Dave Rogers Award, given to the journalist who produces and reports the best national television feature. He recently received an international Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video.

Joel holds a joint Honours Degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University. He also teaches in the Television Broadcasting program at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Joel lives in Chelsea, Que. with Leanne Cusack. He is a music and nature lover. Joel finds happiness in playing guitar, kayaking on the Gatineau River and hiking the majestic trails of Gatineau Park.