About Me

PictureHi, my name is Peggy. I’m a multimedia journalist based in Toronto. 

Currently, I’m working for the CBC’s Here and Now, Toronto’s afternoon local radio show. Prior to, I reported for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador, filing daily for web, radio and television.

As I a fellow of the Global Reporting Centre, I spent a year investigating Beijing’s educational crisis and produced the project, Expelled in Beijing, for the Toronto Star.

I also formerly worked at the CBC’s The CurrentCBC News television in Vancouver, Global National, CKNW radio, CJSF radio and The Source newspaper.

My mission is to use storytelling to deepen the public conversation about culture and race relations in Canada. I’m also a documentary filmmaker and video producer. My recent documentary, The Largest Deposit, tells the story of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nations losing their traditional livelihoods because of Canada’s oil sands.

I have a Masters of Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a BA Honours in human geography from Simon Fraser University. I’m a proud recipient of this year’s Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship, as well as the Jack Webster Foundation Student Journalism Award in 2015.

In my spare time, you can find me running, hitting up quirky restaurants or tweeting @peggylam_.

As a lover of mountains, I call Vancouver home.