Bio (Robert Remington)

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Robert Remington

Robert Remington


Associate Faculty


Communication and Culture


Robert Remington is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author with a professional career spanning four decades in Canadian journalism. His varied career includes roles as a beat reporter, columnist, critic, national and international correspondent, editor, documentary TV host, radio host and television commentator. He was nominated for a National Newspaper Award and is a recipient of a Michener Award citation for public service journalism. His co-authored book about Canada’s youngest multiple killer, Runaway Devil, was seven weeks on the Globe and Mail’s bestseller list.


Remington’s career as a reporter and correspondent includes reporting from post-conflict zones in Uganda, Kenya and Guatemala. He was a columnist and editorial writer with the Calgary Herald, a news correspondent for the National Post, and a columnist, arts editor, sports editor and reporter at the Edmonton Journal. He has written for the Globe and Mail and reported from Europe for PostMedia News Services. His journalism career has taken him to Pakistan, East Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India, Central Asia and Central America. He joined Royals Roads as an associate faculty member in 2016 and has taught Communication Ethics as well as Writing for the Media. 


Remington holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Minnesota (1973) with an emphasis on international relations and international law. He is the recipient of the Michener Citation for public service journalism (2012), co-nominee for a National Newspaper Award for investigative reporting (2012) and a finalist for the Arthur Ellis Award for best Canadian crime writing (2010).