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Tyee Fish
The Tyee Fish
Mascot

The feisty fish has been The Tyee’s mascot since we launched in 2003. Tyee is a Nuu-chah-nulth word that means... view full bio

Jeanette Ageson
Jeanette Ageson
Publisher

Jeanette Ageson is publisher of The Tyee. She joined the organization in 2014 and manages all revenue-generating and operations activities... view full bio

David Beers
David Beers
Editor-in-chief

David Beers is the founding editor of The Tyee and serves as current editor-in-chief. He started the publication in 2003 as an experiment in new ways... view full bio

andrea bennett
andrea bennett
Managing Editor

andrea bennett is managing editor of The Tyee. They are a non-binary National Magazine Award-winning writer who has worked as an editor in book and... view full bio

Paul Willcocks
Paul Willcocks
Senior Editor

Paul Willcocks is a senior editor at The Tyee. He’s been a newspaper publisher in four provinces, including at the Advocate in Red Deer, two daily newspapers in... view full bio

Jackie Wong
Jackie Wong
Senior Editor

Jackie Wong (she/her) is a senior editor with The Tyee. She has been involved with the publication since 2005, when she first set foot in its office as a student... view full bio

Olamide Olaniyan
Olamide Olaniyan
Associate Editor

Olamide Olaniyan is associate editor at The Tyee. After joining as editorial assistant in 2019, he became founding editor of The Tyee’s federal election... view full bio

Tara Campbell
Tara Campbell
Home Page Editor

Tara Campbell is home page editor for The Tyee. view full bio

Jacob Boon
Jacob Boon
Newsletter Editor

Jacob Boon is The Tyee’s newsletter editor. He is in charge of the regular daily and weekly newsletters, and works with the editorial team on feature... view full bio

Dorothy Woodend
Dorothy Woodend
Culture Editor

Dorothy Woodend is the culture editor for The Tyee. She has worked in many different cultural disciplines, including producing contemporary dance... view full bio

Andrew MacLeod
Andrew MacLeod
Legislative Bureau Chief

Andrew MacLeod is the British Columbia legislative bureau chief for The Tyee. Since joining full time in 2007, his work has been referred to in the B.C. legislature... view full bio

Sarah Krichel
Sarah Krichel
Social Media Manager

Sarah Krichel is The Tyee’s social media manager. She also works on audience development and newsroom diversity. Krichel is an award-winning... view full bio

Christopher Cheung
Christopher Cheung
Reporter

Christopher Cheung is a staff reporter at The Tyee. He is interested in the power and politics behind urban change, and how Vancouver’s many diasporas... view full bio

Amanda Follett Hosgood
Amanda Follett Hosgood
Reporter

Amanda Follett Hosgood is The Tyee’s northern B.C. reporter. Born and raised in Ontario, she began her journalism career 20 years ago at community newspapers... view full bio

Jen St. Denis
Jen St. Denis
Reporter

Jen St. Denis is a reporter with The Tyee. She covers housing and civic issues, with a particular focus on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood... view full bio

Moira Wyton
Moira Wyton
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

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... view full bio

Katie Hyslop
Katie Hyslop
Reporter

Katie Hyslop writes about education and youth issues for The Tyee. They are interested in the social justice aspects of education, and how youth adapt and... view full bio

Michelle Gamage
Michelle Gamage
Regular contributor

Michelle Gamage is a Vancouver-based journalist with an environmental focus who regularly reports on climate for The Tyee. You can find her on Twitter... view full bio

Bryan Carney
Bryan Carney
Director of Web Production

Bryan Carney is The Tyee's director of web production. He was also the recipient of the 2021 Webster award for excellence in technology reporting... view full bio

Brandon Wei
Brandon Wei
Copy editor

Brandon Wei is a copy editor for The Tyee. He loves em dashes and has a complicated relationship with dependent clauses... view full bio

Zoë Yunker
Zoë Yunker
Copy editor

Zoë Yunker is a Vancouver-based journalist writing about energy and environmental politics and a copy editor for The Tyee... view full bio

Steve Burgess
Steve Burgess
Contributing editor

Steve Burgess is a contributing editor of The Tyee. He writes the Please Advise! column and is the author of the 2011 book Who Killed Mom? from Greystone Books... view full bio

Crawford Kilian
Crawford Kilian
Contributing editor

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee. He has published 22 books, both fiction and non-fiction, and has written hundreds of articles. He taught... view full bio

Andrew Nikiforuk
Andrew Nikiforuk
Contributing editor

Andrew Nikiforuk has been writing about the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years and cares deeply about accuracy, government accountability and... view full bio

Geoff Dembicki
Geoff Dembicki
Regular contributor

Geoff Dembicki reports for The Tyee. His work also appears in Vice, Foreign Policy and the New York Times. He’s the author of Are We Screwed?... view full bio

Francesca Fionda
Francesca Fionda
Regular contributor

Francesca Fionda is an investigative reporter and regular contributor at The Tyee. She’s worked with national teams and locally-driven outlets, and loves... view full bio

Michael Harris
Michael Harris
Contributing editor

Michael Harris, a Tyee contributing editor, is a highly awarded journalist and documentary maker. Author of Party of One, the bestselling exposé of the... view full bio

Em Cooper
Em Cooper
Outreach Manager

Em Cooper is outreach manager for The Tyee. They are the first point of contact for our Tyee Builders — the folks who graciously contribute to... view full bio

Shubhalaxmi Patil
Shubhalaxmi Patil
Audience Development Analyst

Shubhalaxmi Patil is audience development analyst at The Tyee. She is the project manager of the affiliated development team, where she tracks... view full bio

Kimberly Sayson
Kimberly Sayson
Office and Systems Co-ordinator

Kimberly Sayson is office and systems co-ordinator at The Tyee. view full bio

Board of Directors

Deblekha Guin

Deblekha Guin is the founding executive director of the Access to Media Education Society, a grassroots non-profit that supports marginalized youth... view full bio

Michelle Hoar

Michelle Hoar directs the Hey Neighbour Collective project at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, a multi-stakeholder collaborative project aimed at... view full bio

Peter Klein

Peter W. Klein is the founder of the Global Reporting Centre, a UBC-based non-profit focused on producing and innovating journalism on under-reported issues... view full bio

Melody Ma

Melody Ma 馬勻雅 (Cantonese: ma5 wan4 nga5, Mandarin: mǎ yún yǎ) is a tech startup founder, civic advocate, and writer. She is the co-founder... view full bio