Photo by Adam Perez

Photo by Adam Perez

Jane Gerster is a national features reporter with Global News in Toronto.

Her reporting has appeared in The Winnipeg Free Press, The Wall Street Journal, VICE, the Toronto Star, Daily Xtra and other outlets. She is the author of Ashton's Second Act: How, Post-Stroke, An Actor Learned To Play Himself Again, a Star Dispatches eBook available on iTunes:

Jane has an MFA in narrative nonfiction writing from Baltimore’s Goucher College and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa.

She won the Goff Penny award as one of Canada's best young journalists in 2016. Jane was shortlisted for a 2017 EPPY in the community service category for reporting about assisted dying. She served as the 2017 media fellow for the Canadian Association on Gerontology.

She was a 2017 Canadian Association of Journalists awards finalist in the 'Daily Excellence' category and a finalist for the 2018 Digital Publishing Awards in the “Best News Coverage” category. A sample of her book-in-progress, Under Red Serge, was the runner-up for PEN Canada’s 2017 New Voices Award. Jane was a 2018 Logan Nonfiction Fellow with the Carey Institute for Global Good.