Before arriving in Vancouver, Jonny Kidney had been living in Montreal where he graduated from Religious Studies while serving consecutive years as the President of the Religious Students Association. Jonny’s degree introduced him to an entirely new world of people and circumstances that he knew he wanted to further explore.
Soon after graduating Jonny created an online publication titled 101Magazine.ca, which dealt with the idea of, “everyone has a story.” He set out to collect fascinating stories from “everyday, interesting people.”
Jonny sought out individuals from every walk of life, including Professors from the University of Baghdad, Lost Boys from Sudan, and an eccentric female artist from Iran. What he found is that everyone does have a story.
Jonny is currently finishing up his second and final year at BCIT in Broadcast and Online Journalism. Learning how to properly write for radio and television has transformed Jonny into a more accurate and concise writer. He has learned how to effectively and efficiently guide interviews, formulate original stories and create in-depth, and investigative documentaries.
Jonny has worked with Ian Hanomansing at CBC Vancouver chasing global interviews, gathering interesting content and pitching ideas for the CBC’s National News Now. He has helped produce the Simi Sara Show at CKNW Radio including pitching show ideas, seeking out and booking potential guests.
Jonny has worked as a beat reporter, talk show host, and desker at Evolution Radio 107.9. He also chased stories as a video journalist, anchored news segments and produced at BCIT Magazine for Shaw Television.
Jonny’s focus is long from investigative story telling such as documentaries. He is a creative individual with a passion to seek out information, and multiple perspectives in order analyze, interpret, and form a detailed, intriguing story.