About Michael Woods

Michael Woods has worked as a daily news reporter at several Canadian newspapers,
where he’s consistently produced tight copy on deadline and written analytically about complex issues. Michael discovered his thirst for daily reporting in 2009 as an intern at the Kingston Whig-Standard and as an editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, the Queen’s Journal.

Since then, he’s honed his journalistic skills as a reporter at the Toronto Star, the Postmedia News parliamentary bureau, the Ottawa Citizen and Metro News. Born and raised in Ottawa, Michael is fluent in French.

After joining the Postmedia News parliamentary bureau in January 2013, at the height of the indigenous Idle No More movement, Michael took over the aboriginal affairs beat. During the same stint, he covered a wide range of national political stories, including the Senate expenses scandal.

At the Citizen, he spent time on the newspaper’s mobile team, helping to develop a fresh voice for the Citizen smartphone app while still producing stories for the newspaper’s other platforms. Most recently, as the politics and public service reporter with Metro News, he wrote several shorter stories per day focused on federal politics and the public service.