Moira Wyton is The Tyee’s health reporter. Her coverage focuses on public health measures, substance use and mental health in B.C. She joined The Tyee team only a couple weeks before the first pandemic wave in March 2020 and has played a crucial role in COVID-19 coverage since.
She previously reported in her hometown with the Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun, where she focused on provincial politics and education. Wyton got her start in journalism as an editor at the University of British Columbia's independent student newspaper, the Ubyssey, and serves on its board of directors.
Wyton has received a fellowship from the Jack Webster Foundation to study epidemiology alongside other journalists at McGill University, and the EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship for her reporting on European solutions to preventing toxic drug deaths in B.C. She holds two bachelor of arts degrees, one from UBC and the other from Sciences Po Paris.
When she's not working, Wyton stays busy tinkering with her film camera, baking new recipes and cycling around the Lower Mainland.
Follow her on Twitter @moirawyton, or reach her here. Her reporting beat is made possible by the Local Journalism Initiative, a program funded by the Government of Canada. To learn more about the Local Journalism Initiative, go here.