Global News Ottawa Bureau Chief Host, The West Block
Global News’ Ottawa Bureau Chief and Host of The West Block, Vassy Kapelos has been passionate about current events for as long as she can remember.
She covers politics for all platforms, with a focus on accountability interviews. During her time in Ottawa, Kapelos has interviewed everyone from the Prime Minister to the Secretary General of NATO.
Before moving to Ottawa, Kapelos worked at Global News Edmonton covering the legislature. Prior to working with the Edmonton news team, Kapelos lived in Saskatchewan covering elections and provincial budgets at Global News Saskatoon.
Kapelos has a degree from the University of Western Ontario and an MA from Dalhousie University, both in political science. She has studied Canadian and South American politics extensively. Her master’s thesis focused on the debt crisis in Argentina and she has published work on counter-insurgency efforts in Colombia.
In her downtime, Kapelos enjoys spending time with friends, family and her PVR, baking, reading and avoiding exercise.