Lucy van Oldenbarneveld
van Oldenbarneveld is a veteran journalist with the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation who is currently the Friday host
and field reporter for Ottawa Morning, the capital's number
one morning radio show on CBC Radio One 91.5.
She has worked in the Netherlands, China, and
as a host, producer and reporter with Deutsche Welle World
Service Radio based in Cologne, Germany. While there she worked
on a number of high-profile stories, including pieces on the
Iraqi hostages in Berlin, the Al-Qaeda cells in Hamburg, an
in-depth look at the gun culture in Germany, and the floods
central Europe in the summer of 2002.
She was also Deutsche Welle's radio and television
correspondent at the G8 summit in Kananaskis.
Previously, she worked for three years with
CBC Radio in the Yukon as the host/producer of THE LATE EDITION,
the afternoon show in Whitehorse. She has also worked as a
reporter and lineup editor.
Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Lucy has
a degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University.
She was also part of a comedy troupe that wrote and produced
a two-hour live show of satire and music.
She speaks English, Dutch and what she calls
Hobbies include skiing and canoeing, and she
ran the Seattle marathon in 2000. In the summer of 2003 Lucy
took a leave of absence to travel to Africa to teach a radio
skills course to people who work in the Afrinet radio network.
That work took her to Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.
In Rwanda, Lucy will be teaching a third-year
Broadcasting course at the National University of Rwanda during
April and May. Her partner Andy Clarke will also be teaching
in Butare with the Rwanda Initiative.