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Rogers Journalist in Residence at the TMU School of Journalism/Host and Producer, CBC Radio, Toronto Metropolitan University

Award-winning journalist Duncan McCue is host of HELLUVA STORY on CBC Radio and KUPER ISLAND, an eight-part podcast on residential schools for CBC Podcasts.

He's been with CBC News for over two decades. In addition to hosting CBC Radio One's CROSS COUNTRY CHECKUP, he's been a longstanding correspondent for CBC-TV's flagship news show, THE NATIONAL.

McCue's work has received many accolades, including New York Festival Radio, RTNDA and Jack Webster Awards. He was part of a CBC Aboriginal investigation into missing and murdered Indigenous women that won numerous honours including the Hillman Award for Investigative Journalism. In 2017, he was presented with an Indspire Award for Public Service.

McCue is also an educator, teaching journalism at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism and Toronto Metropolitan University. He's the author of a textbook, Decolonizing Journalism: A Guide to Reporting in Indigenous Communities, and The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir, which recounts a season he spent in a hunting camp with a Cree family in northern Quebec as a teenager.

He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, and a Southam Fellowship at Massey College/University of Toronto in 2020. Before becoming a journalist, McCue studied English at the University of King's College, then Law at UBC. He was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1998. He holds an honourary doctorate from the University of King's College.

McCue is Anishinaabe, a member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, and proud father of two children.


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    Rogers Journalist in Residence at the School of Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University