Francesca Fionda is a freelance investigative and data journalist. Her past stories have uncovered fake Indigenous art in the tourism industry, exposed government failures in protecting sensitive health information and revealed new, in-depth data on Canada’s mobile workforce.
She’s worked with investigative teams across the country including CBC, Global, CTV and the Institute of Investigative Journalism as well as the small-but-mighty; The Discourse, Attention Control Podcast and Canada’s National Observer. When she isn’t reporting or teaching journalism at BCIT and UBC, she’s trying to find her way out of an escape room.
Francesca is a first-generation settler of Filipino and Italian ancestry. She lives, reports and teaches on the the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.