Margo Goodhand

Editor, Edmonton Journal


Margo’s first daily news job was reporter at The Medicine Hat News in southern Alberta. She became the paper’s first female news editor before moving to Kelowna, B.C. to found Okanagan Business Magazine.

In the 1990s, she moved to the Winnipeg Free Press, working her way up from copy editor to the paper’s first female editor in 2007. Under her leadership, the newsroom produced five books and won dozens of national and international awards, including Canada’s best newsroom from the Canadian Journalism Foundation for 2009 and 2012.

She is a distinguished Alumna of the University of Winnipeg; former board member of the John Dafoe Foundation and the Winnipeg Art Gallery; one of the founding members of the Winnipeg Homelessness Task Force and the Centenary Newspapers Association; and currently vice-chair of the National Newspaper Board of Governors.
She became Editor of the Edmonton Journal in 2013, and is happy to be living in the beautiful city of Edmonton, and working with such a talented newsroom.

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