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JELENA ADZIC
NATIONAL ARTS REPORTER, CBC TV, Radio, Online

Jelena Adzic is the face of arts and entertainment coverage on CBC News Network as well as Canadian airport terminal and in-flight video news. She provides hourly updates on arts news, as well as daily updates for CBC News Toronto on the main network. Adz… Read More
JELENA ADZIC
NATIONAL ARTS REPORTER, CBC TV, Radio, Online

Jelena Adzic is the face of arts and entertainment coverage on CBC News Network as well as Canadian airport terminal and in-flight video news. She provides hourly updates on arts news, as well as daily updates for CBC News Toronto on the main network. Adzic also provides a regular bi-weekly arts column for the CBC radio program, Here & Now.

Beyond her reporting roles, since joining CBC in 2005, Adzic has also served as an arts critic and host of the weekly magazine-style arts program, The Scene; co-host of Canada Day special programming on Parliament Hill; and host of the hour-long Labour Day weekend radio special in 2014. She has provided special live coverage from events such as the Toronto International Film Festival and the Live 8 world benefit concert series, as well as the Academy Awards in L.A.

Previously, Adzic served as the host of Vision TV's weekly, hour-long current affairs program, '360 Vision', which received The Canadian Cable Telecommunications Association (CCTA) Galaxi award for 'Best Information Magazine Program'. She also worked as the national reporter for TechTV and the host of The Biography Channel Canada.

On the other side of the lens, Adzic served as the Senior Series Producer of 'Workforce', a career show for youth that aired on TVO, and expanded to reach an international audience. She also travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean Islands, as a co-producer on the show, 'Suite and Simple', a CTV travel series that also aired on the Fine Living Network in the U.S.

After earning her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, Adzic received formal training in documentary film production from Humber College. She then applied her studies abroad, working for a newspaper in Korea, and later on film sets in Finland.

From her exclusive interviews with leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to artists and authors the likes of David Hockney, Edward Burtynsky, Margaret Atwood and Deepak Chopra, to celebrities including Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - Jelena Adzic anchors the human connection.
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