About David

David Akin on Frobisher BayGemini Award-winning journalist David Akin is the National Bureau Chief for Sun Media. He has covered events as varied as Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s annual tours through the Arctic to the uprisings in Egypt in the spring of 2011 to terror trials at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting while he was a correspondent for CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson and he was a National Newspaper Award finalist while on the staff of The Globe and Mail. His 25-year career in journalism also includes being a member of the inaugural staff at Canada’s National Post. Akin has long been one of Canada’s journalism pioneers when it comes to exploring ways to use digital media and computer-assisted tools for newsgathering and publishing. This blog, On The Hill, is nearly a decade old. A Montrealer by birth, Akin studied history at the University of Guelph. He lives near Ottawa with his wife and two children. David Akin’s cell phone number, office number,  and other contact information is here.