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Jasmine Pazzano is a video journalist for Global Durham. Her compelling stories have helped create change across the Greater Toronto Area and beyond—her coverage led to legislative changes that aided flood victims in the Clarington area. She has also shown a deft human touch in telling heartwarming stories, such as the Remembrance Day feature about the friendship forged between a Second World War veteran and a five-year-old girl. Her stories often air across the country on affiliate stations.
Pazzano was born and raised in Toronto, Ont., and she graduated with honours from Ryerson University’s School of Journalism in 2014. Her first gig at Global News was as an intern at The Morning Show. Since then, she has contributed to the Global News Toronto team as an assignment coordinator, monitoring breaking news and chase producing. In her role as an editorial assistant, she gathered interviews in the field, sourced eyewitness videos and photos for the newscasts, and wrote entertainment segments for The Morning Show.She also shot, produced, edited, and co-hosted stories for her own arts-and-culture journalism project, Girl About Toronto TV.She had interned and volunteered at stations across Toronto, including ET Canada, CTV News Toronto, and Rogers TV.
Pazzano especially enjoys multimedia storytelling, including photojournalism—she spent her weekends and summers in university working as a photojournalist at snapd Pickering/Ajax.
She has represented the Global News team at fundraising events and panels, and she continues to have a passion for supporting local causes and public speaking.
JRN 270 – Producing the News