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Jennifer Hollett

Jennifer Hollett

Executive Director The Walrus

About

Jennifer Hollett is a smashup of digital, journalism, and politics.

Jennifer has worked in digital since the late ’90s, when she became the youngest manager ever at Sony Music Canada, developing new media strategies for the label’s top artists. Jennifer co-founded a startup and developed a “Super PAC App,” which debuted #1 in its category in the App Store, helping make political TV ads more transparent. Most recently she was the head of news and government at Twitter Canada.

An award-winning TV reporter and producer, Jennifer has over a decade of experience at CBC, CTV, and MuchMusic. She won a Canadian Online Publishing Award for her work hosting CBC’s G20 Street Level blog during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto and was recognized by Amnesty International Canada with a Media Award for her CBC radio reporting from Israel and Palestine.

Jennifer was the federal NDP candidate in University-Rosedale, in one of Canada's top races to watch. She studied public policy at Harvard University, obtaining her MPA, and was the digital director on Olivia Chow's Toronto mayoral campaign. In 2018 she announced a run for Toronto city council, only to end up in a legal challenge against Bill 5, which slashed the city council in half during the election campaign. She is a strong advocate for women’s and girls’ rights and has been proud to moderate the G(irls)20 Summit in Toronto, Paris, Mexico City, Moscow, and Sydney.

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