Otiena Ellwand is a reporter at the Edmonton Journal. She joined the team in May 2013 as a general assignment reporter. Now, she mostly covers crime, but also contributes to the business, fitness, homes and religion sections.

She spent a year working at the Telegraph-Journal in Saint John, N.B., covering provincial and municipal issues, crime, court and sports.

She is a graduate of Ryerson University’s journalism program. During her four-year degree, she spent time interning overseas at CBC’s bureau in London, England, and at a daily newspaper in Mumbai, India.

Otiena loves traveling, fitness, cooking, reading and listening to the radio.

Otiena has contributed articles to the Toronto Star online, Chatelaine, Alberta Venture, Toronto Standard, Spacing Magazine, the Mumbai Mid-Day, Monday Magazine, and others. She is available for freelance work.

Get in touch: otiena.ellwand@gmail.com or oellwand@edmontonjournal.com.

Photo by Topher Seguin

Photo by Topher Seguin

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