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John Last

Mosquito-bitten reporter. Writes, records, produces and pilots features and series exploring hidden stories from history.
Member since 2016


  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Padova, PD, Italy
  • Yellowknife, NT, Canada


Contact John

John is available for

RECORDING: Available for tape syncs in the north of Italy, including Venice, Padua, Bologna, Verona and Milan.

PRODUCING/CONSULTING: Available for documentary radio production, including scripting, editing, sound design, mixing and mastering, and consulting on podcast projects.

REPORTING: I am available for feature story work and daily news, covering the global Arctic, Italy, and Eastern Europe, with a focus on policy, history, and Indigenous issues.
  • Business
  • Fact Checking
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Teaching

About John

I am a freelance reporter and producer with a global focus, producing feature journalism on Arctic and Indigenous issues.
For the last four years, I've reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Yellowknife, NT,  writing and producing national feature journalism about the North.
Before that, I produced podcasts and radio shows in Charlottesville, Virginia with a focus on smart storytelling about academic research.
I like to tell stories about Indigenous issues, politics, religion and history from various places around the world, currently travelling between Italy and the Ottawa valley.



  • Acting
  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Social Media
  • Show Development
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Scoring
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Audience Development
  • Marketing
  • Logistics and Coordination
  • Interviewing
  • Hosting
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Fact Checking
  • Composition
  • Booking
  • Voiceover


  • DAW (Hindenberg)
  • DAT Recorder (Zoom H5)
  • DSLR (Canon Rebel T5i)
  • Lavalier Mic (Rode SmartLav+)
  • Omni microphone (AT8010)
  • Shotgun microphone (Rode NTG2)
  • Recording studio

Previous Work

  • Features Reporter at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (23/06/21)
  • Associate Producer at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (01/01/18)
  • Podcast Producer at Scripps Media (07/01/16)