Who am I? Sounds like a line in a play…Les Miz perhaps? Well I’m not Jean Val Jean.
I was born and raised in Toronto, Bathurst Manor to be exact. After university I decided to attend Sheridan College and obtained my journalism diploma. From there it was out to Saskatchewan, where I worked at the Borderland Reporter in a 1,000 person town called Coronach. That lasted 9 months. From there I found a new home and job in The Battlefords as a reporter at the Battleford Telegraph. That lasted a year.
I came back to Toronto and a few months later started freelancing at The Canadian Jewish News in April 1984. Shortly after I started helping out in the office and when a job opening presented itself, I was asked if I was interested.
In 1989, I left my reporting duties behind, when I became the news editor. Years after that I added internet editor to my title.
In June 2014, I was let go from The CJN as the company restructured.
What’s this blog about? Perhaps everything or nothing. Time will tell. Basically its a place to explore my creative juices/
I also have a website at www.jelijo.ca