Peter Klein
Program Director/Executive Producer
Peter Klein is the director of the Global Reporting Program and an associate professor and former director of the UBC School of Journalism. He was a producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers. Peter has won 3 Emmys, 2 Sigma Delta Chis, numerous Edward R. Murrow, Online Journalism Award, Webby honors and several other top journalism awards.
Saranaz Barforoush
Instructor/Senior Producer
Saranaz Barforoush is a sessional lecturer at the UBC School of Journalism. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2017 with her dissertation, “The Dictator & The Charmer: U.S News Media Coverage of Chinese and Iranian Leaders.” Her research interests include foreign affairs, international reporting ethics, political communication, implications of new media technology on foreign news reporting, immigration, and framing studies. Dr. Barforoush worked as a reporter and translator for more than a decade in Tehran, where she reported on various subjects such as women’s issues, arts, culture and technology.
Kathryn Gretsinger
Instructor/Senior Producer
Kathryn Gretsinger is the lead instructor in the School of Journalism's Integrated Journalism program. She also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry. She frequently guest hosts radio programs at CBC and continues to work with reporters, producers and editors to train journalists in audio storytelling techniques. Kathryn is a winner of UBC’s renowned Killam Teaching Prize.
Dan McKinney
Senior Producer
Dan McKinney is an Emmy Award-winning documentarian who has worked as a director of photography and producer for over a decade. His work for PBS, History Channel and Discovery Channel has taken him around the world. McKinney has spent the last six years field-producing and teaching the Global Reporting Program. In 2011, he led a group of students to the Ukraine to investigate access to pain medication and he went to China in 2013 to look at the effects of pollution on children in Beijing. McKinney is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Journalism.
Dave Rummel
Senior Producer
David Rummel was the Senior Producer for News and Documentary at The New York Times, where he produced Public Affairs television documentaries for a variety of television outlets. Dave previously served as senior producer at ABC News and NBC News. During the course of his career he has won Emmy’s, the Columbia-Dupont silver baton, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, George Foster Peabody Awards, George Polk Awards, I.R.E. Investigative Reporter and Editors awards, and Overseas Press Club awards.
Simon Donner
Simon Donner is a Faculty Affiliate with the Liu Institute for Global Issues and an Associate Professor of Climatology in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia. As a scientist, writer, and public speaker, he regularly works with community groups, policymakers, and the media in Canada and abroad to help bridge the gap between science and policy. His public engagement efforts on climate change have been recognized with an Aldo Leopold Leadership Fellowship, a Google Science Communication Fellowship, and the UBC President’s Award for Public Education through the Media.
Videsh Kapoor
Videsh Kapoor is a respected advocate for improved health outcomes both in Canada and abroad. She directs the UBC Division of Global Health in the Department of Family Practice and is a co-founder of the university’s Global Health Initiative (GHI). In recognition of her teaching skills, Dr. Kapoor has received the Global Health Education Consortium’s Velji Award for excellence in Global Health Education (2010), the William A. Webber Award (2011) for her contributions to undergraduate medical education, and was named Family Practice Teacher of the Year by the BC College of Family Physicians (2007).
Kwabena Koranteng
Kwabena Koranteng is an award-winning Ghanian journalist. He is a member of the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists (IFEJ) Ghana and the Programme for Africa Investigative Reporters (PAIR). He works with New Crusading Guide, an investigative newspaper based in Ghana and writes articles for, a media NGO based in Berlin, Germany. He is a graduate of the University of Professional Studies, holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the Wisconsin International University College, and studied Investigative Journalism at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
Lorenzo Morales
Lorenzo Morales is a Colombian free-lance journalist and professor at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. Lorenzo was editor of, the main political newsmagazine website in Colombia and producer of Colombia´s National Public Radio investigative unit. He has worked as a reporter for El Diario La Prensa, a daily newspaper in New York City covering immigration and politics and has collaborated with WNYC. He has an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a masters degree from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Toulouse, France.
Britney Dennison
Britney Dennison is a former fellow of the Global Reporting Program. She specializes in mental health reporting and international journalism. Her work has won numerous awards, including several Edward R. Murrow awards. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Tyee, CTV and Al Jazeera.
Elana Mabrito
Production Assistant
Elana Mabrito is a writer based in Vancouver, B.C., on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. Previously, she has interned with the U.S. Department of State and the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. A double major in International Relations and Creative Writing, she is passionate about bringing an intersectional lens to her work.

 Global Reporting Program Advisory Board


Alison Lawton
Honorary Chair
President, Mindset Social Innovation Foundation
Nicole Barrett
Executive Director, Allard Prize Initiatives and Director, International Justice and Human Rights Clinic at the Allard School of Law
Philippe le Billon
Associate Professor, UBC Geography
Videsh Kapoor
Director, Division of Global Health in the Department of Family Practice, Global Health Coordinator in the Medical Undergraduate Program (UBC)
Stuart Sutton-Jones
Former BBC Reporter and Producer; former Editor Worldwide TV News
Chris Tenove
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Ethics and Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto