The Veritas Team

 

managing team

Robert Cribb - President & Acting Treasurer Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Since 2012, has been recipient of the Massey Journalism Fellowship, the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Reporting and the Michener­ Deacon Fellowship. Cribb is president of the Canadian journalism charity Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest, past president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, the first international board member of the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors and is co­-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.  

Robert Cribb - President & Acting Treasurer

Robert Cribb is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Since 2012, has been recipient of the Massey Journalism Fellowship, the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy Reporting and the Michener­ Deacon Fellowship. Cribb is president of the Canadian journalism charity Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest, past president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, the first international board member of the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors and is co­-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

 

Susanne Reber - Vice President Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast U.S. public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's first Investigations Unit, which won multiple Peabody Awards, a Polk award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award and others during her tenure. Prior to moving to the U.S., Reber spent 23 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where she held various editorial leadership roles, including deputy managing editor of National Radio News and executive producer of CBC's Michener Award-winning Investigative Unit from 2003 to 2009. Reber graduated from the University of London with a bachelor's degree in German and French language and literature. She earned her graduate diploma in broadcast journalism from City University London. Reber is based in Washington DC.

Susanne Reber - Vice President

Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast U.S. public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's first Investigations Unit, which won multiple Peabody Awards, a Polk award, a Robert F. Kennedy Award and others during her tenure. Prior to moving to the U.S., Reber spent 23 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where she held various editorial leadership roles, including deputy managing editor of National Radio News and executive producer of CBC's Michener Award-winning Investigative Unit from 2003 to 2009. Reber graduated from the University of London with a bachelor's degree in German and French language and literature. She earned her graduate diploma in broadcast journalism from City University London. Reber is based in Washington DC.

Joe Callahan - Chair of the Board of Directors & Acting Secretary Joe Callahan is chair of the board of directors of Veritas. He retired from his role as journalism professor and program coordinator of the Journalism-Online, Print and Broadcast program at Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology in Belleville, Ontario in June 2013. While at Loyalist, Callahan completed a Master of Arts of Integrated Studies degree where his focus was community development and adult education and his thesis focused on accuracy in the newsrooms of Ontario newspapers.

Joe Callahan - Chair of the Board of Directors & Acting Secretary

Joe Callahan is chair of the board of directors of Veritas. He retired from his role as journalism professor and program coordinator of the Journalism-Online, Print and Broadcast program at Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology in Belleville, Ontario in June 2013. While at Loyalist, Callahan completed a Master of Arts of Integrated Studies degree where his focus was community development and adult education and his thesis focused on accuracy in the newsrooms of Ontario newspapers.

 

board of directors

Bill Whitelaw Bill Whitelaw is Executive Vice President of Glacier Media's business information group. In this role, he supervises a variety of business journalism services, including three of the oldest brands in Canadian business: The Daily Oil Bulletin, The Northern Miner and The Western Producer. Whitelaw serves on two journalism advisory committees. He is a graduate of Loyalist College and Queen's University and holds a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Calgary.

Bill Whitelaw

Bill Whitelaw is Executive Vice President of Glacier Media's business information group. In this role, he supervises a variety of business journalism services, including three of the oldest brands in Canadian business: The Daily Oil Bulletin, The Northern Miner and The Western Producer. Whitelaw serves on two journalism advisory committees. He is a graduate of Loyalist College and Queen's University and holds a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Calgary.

Ellen Weiss Ellen Weiss is a journalist and four-time Peabody Award winner. She joined National Public Radio (NPR) in 1982, eventually running the NPR News national desk and serving as executive producer of the NPR News magazine All Things Considered. She was named NPR vice president for news in April 2007 and held that post until January 2011, in the wake of her termination of former NPR reporter Juan Williams. She was executive editor at the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity and since 2013 has been the Washington DC Bureau Chief and Vice-President for the E.W. Scripps Company. In 2015, she won her fourth Peabody award for a story about soldiers discharged from the military for sexual crimes who evade registering as sex offenders after leaving the military.

Ellen Weiss

Ellen Weiss is a journalist and four-time Peabody Award winner. She joined National Public Radio (NPR) in 1982, eventually running the NPR News national desk and serving as executive producer of the NPR News magazine All Things Considered. She was named NPR vice president for news in April 2007 and held that post until January 2011, in the wake of her termination of former NPR reporter Juan Williams. She was executive editor at the nonprofit Center for Public Integrity and since 2013 has been the Washington DC Bureau Chief and Vice-President for the E.W. Scripps Company. In 2015, she won her fourth Peabody award for a story about soldiers discharged from the military for sexual crimes who evade registering as sex offenders after leaving the military.

Peter Klein Peter W. Klein is a journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. He had been a producer for the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes since 1999, produces video projects for The New York Times and writes columns regularly for The Globe and Mail. He is the founder of the Global Reporting Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to reporting on neglected global issues and innovating the practice of global journalism. From 2009 to 2010 Klein was the host of the national Canadian current affairs interview program The Standard. From 2010 to 2015 he was the Director of the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, where he continues to serve as a professor and runs the International Reporting Program, in which he produces projects with his students for major media outlets. In 2010 Klein, co-teacher Sarah Carter and their students won the Emmy Award for Best Investigation for a Frontline documentary, the first time journalism students in North America earned the top national broadcast award.

Peter Klein

Peter W. Klein is a journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker. He had been a producer for the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes since 1999, produces video projects for The New York Times and writes columns regularly for The Globe and Mail. He is the founder of the Global Reporting Centre, a non-profit organization dedicated to reporting on neglected global issues and innovating the practice of global journalism. From 2009 to 2010 Klein was the host of the national Canadian current affairs interview program The Standard. From 2010 to 2015 he was the Director of the University of British Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, where he continues to serve as a professor and runs the International Reporting Program, in which he produces projects with his students for major media outlets. In 2010 Klein, co-teacher Sarah Carter and their students won the Emmy Award for Best Investigation for a Frontline documentary, the first time journalism students in North America earned the top national broadcast award.

Iris Fischer Iris is a media lawyer and Litigation Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. Iris regularly acts for media organizations on free expression and court openness matters such as opposing publication bans and getting access to court documents. She has extensive experience defending defamation claims, including at trial, and was co-counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada in Grant v. Torstar, the case that established the defence of responsible communication in Canada. Iris also provides pre-publication advice to media organizations and book authors/publishers. She has been counsel for the media in many high profile cases, including recently the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial. Iris also advises clients on freedom of information and privacy matters, as well as quasi-criminal matters such as responding to search warrants and production orders and Canadian anti-corruption laws.  

Iris Fischer

Iris is a media lawyer and Litigation Partner at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in Toronto. Iris regularly acts for media organizations on free expression and court openness matters such as opposing publication bans and getting access to court documents. She has extensive experience defending defamation claims, including at trial, and was co-counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada in Grant v. Torstar, the case that established the defence of responsible communication in Canada. Iris also provides pre-publication advice to media organizations and book authors/publishers. She has been counsel for the media in many high profile cases, including recently the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial. Iris also advises clients on freedom of information and privacy matters, as well as quasi-criminal matters such as responding to search warrants and production orders and Canadian anti-corruption laws.