As a television and radio journalist, Carol Off has been at the heart of breaking stories on the national and international stage. She covered the fallout from 9/11, post-war reconstruction of the Balkans, and the war crimes tribunal for Yugoslavia. The latter became her bestselling book, The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Rwanda and Yugoslavia, which was shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. “[A] gripping and readable summary enhanced by evocative scene-setting,” writes Quill & Quire.

Carol’s coverage of Canadian peacekeepers in Croatia became The Ghosts of Medak Pocket: The Story of Canada’s Secret War, which won the Dafoe Foundation Award. She hit the sweet spot with Bitter Chocolate: Investigating the Dark Side of the World’s Most Seductive Sweet, recounting its history, and revealing a continuing tradition of unethical practices in the cocoa industry.

Carol’s passion for storytelling fills the airwaves every weekday on CBC Radio’s As It Happens, a show she co-hosts with Jeff Douglas. She has longtime involvement with the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, and has won numerous awards for her media work, including a Gemini and two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television.

She lives in Toronto with her husband Linden MacIntyre, and is an alumna of Kingston WritersFest.

Appearing in 26. Freedom to Speak, Freedom to Act, and 42. Big Idea: Think Tank on the Environment