Virtual Event: Canadian Journalists in Washington
Panel: Maryscott Greenwood, Jackson Proskow and Katie Simpson
” A View to the Election “
Oct. 29, 2020
As November 3rd rapidly approaches, Canadians join the world watching with wonder, as we anticipate what the US Presidential election results will mean for an already decidedly chaotic year. On October 29th, join The Canadian Club Toronto as we listen for insights from Canadian journalists and policy experts on the ground in Washington DC. Our panelist will deep dive into recent reporting, trends, and events as we unpack what’s driving this year’s electoral dynamic, what it means for the ever important Canada / US relationship, and what to expect on election day. This illuminating conversation will feature:
- Jackson Proskow – Washington Bureau Chief, Global News
- Katie Simpson – Foreign Correspondent Washington, CBC News
- Maryscott Greenwood – CEO, Canada America Business Council & Managing Partner, Washington Bureau, Crestview Strategy
Katie Simpson, Foreign Correspondent Washington, CBC News
Katie Simpson is a foreign correspondent with CBC News based in Washington. Prior to joining the team in D.C. she spent six years covering Parliament Hill in Ottawa and nearly a decade covering local and provincial issues in Toronto.
Jackson Proskow, Washington Bureau Chief, Global News
Jackson Proskow brings his lifelong passion for current affairs to Global National as Washington Bureau Chief.
His expansive reporting career has taken him from earthquake-devastated Nepal, to flooding in Southern Alberta, to hurricane relief missions in the Caribbean and even the royal wedding in London.
Prior to joining Global National in 2014, Jackson was on the front lines of Toronto’s biggest news stories. Covering the City Hall beat, he asked Mayor Rob Ford the tough question that led to his confession of having used crack cocaine, sparking an international media frenzy.
He has put his love of investigative journalism to work with Global News, helping to uncover serious structural flaws with Toronto’s elevated Gardiner Expressway, prompting a city-wide debate about the future of the road. At Global’s current affairs show 16X9, Jackson worked on a documentary that examined a widely-used pesticide that is suspected of harming honey bees. Use of the pesticide has since been heavily restricted by the Ontario government.
Jackson entered the broadcast industry while still in high school, reporting for Shaw TV Calgary. In 2004, he graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in Communication Studies and later earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT).
After graduating, Jackson joined Global Lethbridge as a reporter and weekend anchor. He then made the jump to Ontario in 2005, moving to CHCH-TV in Hamilton as a reporter and videographer, later joining the Global Toronto team in 2006.
Jackson’s work has been honoured with several major awards, including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow award for outstanding investigative journalism for the series Gardiner Expressway, Trouble Overhead. The series also awarded Jackson and the Global News team the RTDNA Dan McArthur Award and Digital Media Award.
Jackson lives in Washington, DC, and loves to travel, run and explore Washington’s restaurant scene.
Maryscott GreenwoodCEO, Canada America Business Council & Managing Partner, Washington Bureau, Crestview Strategy
Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood launched the US business of Crestview Strategy, a Canadian-based public affairs consultancy. She serves as Partner and the Managing Director of the U.S.Ms. Greenwood is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian American Business Council. Scotty serves on the Boards of Directors of Spartan Bioscience, the Foundation for Art & Preservation in Embassies, and the Future Borders Coalition.
A former American diplomat to Canada and a frequent media commentator and public speaker, Scotty is an acclaimed business and public policy advocate, communications expert and political strategist to Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Greenwood has repeatedly been recognized by Canadian newsweekly The Hill Times, which has named her one of the country’s “Top 100 Lobbyists” (2017), “Top 100 People Influencing Canadian Foreign Policy” (2014) and “Top 100 Most Influential People in Government and Politics” (2010).
In 2001, Scotty spent four years as chief of staff of the US Embassy in Canada, having been offered the diplomatic posting by President Clinton. During this time, she received the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award for her innovative outreach program to US governors and Canada’s premiers to foster cooperation on issues of mutual concern. From 1993 to 1997, Scotty was director of intergovernmental affairs for the city of Atlanta, handling state and federal relations, including serving on the White House Interagency Task Force on Olympic Security and working on various other projects related to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in that city. Prior to that position, Scotty was executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia.