Briar Stewart is a foreign correspondent with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and is currently based in London, U.K.
As a multi-media journalist, she reports for television/radio/online. Prior to working in London, Briar reported from Russia, and was previously based throughout western Canada. She has had the opportunity to cover a number of international stories including the dramatic cave rescue of a Thai soccer team (2018) and the deadly Christchurch mosque shooting (2019).
In January 2022, Briar was part of one of the first western crews given permission to travel through Ukraine and report from the Russian-occupied city of Donetsk.
She has won a national RTDNA award for her coverage of the Fort McMurray fire and an Alberta Film and Television Award for her documentary, "Journey to Jamaica." In 2014, she was chosen by the International Centre for Journalists for a Global Health fellowship, which took her to South Africa and Mozambique to report on child and maternal mortality.
Briar grew up in Ontario and attended Ryerson University where she obtained her Bachelors of Journalism. She was also awarded a scholarship by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania to attend a series of business seminars designed for journalists.
She speaks Danish, basic Russian, and is always trying to improve her French!