Eva Wasney – Winnipeg Free Press

Arts Reporter

Eva Wasney is an award-winning journalist who approaches every story with curiosity and care.

Eva was born in Winnipeg and graduated from the joint Creative Communications program at the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

Her first job out of school was at the former Winnipeg Metro newspaper, a free daily where she got to play reporter-photographer and once ate roasted crickets for a story.

Her next adventure was in western Manitoba reporting for the Brandon Sun. While at the paper she covered everything from rodeos to doctor shortages to tornados to community musicals to First Nations economic development.

A highlight of her time at the Sun was completing a large multimedia project about five Second World War veterans who received a medal of honour from the French government for their contributions during D-Day. The project won an EPPY Award in 2016.

Eva moved back home and dabbled in social media management before returning to the world of print journalism as a community reporter for the (other) Metro newspaper, covering news, sports and arts in Winnipeg’s western neighbourhoods.

In 2019, Eva joined the Winnipeg Free Press newsroom as an arts and life reporter and has since written stories for nearly every other section of the paper.

Her interests include food culture and systems, visual arts, music and creativity in its many forms. She also has a soft spot for a good animal story.

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