Tom Popyk is an award-winning freelance international “backpack” broadcaster, covering the major international conflicts for more than a decade.
As the Mideast and South Asia Correspondent for Global TV (Canada) he covered the war in Afghanistan, the Arab spring revolutions and Somali famine. His extensive front-line reportage and informed analysis has been featured regularly on CBS Network Radio, CBC National TV and Radio, CTV National News, Global Television, Corus Radio, ABC Radio, BBC Wales, Canadian Press, and People Magazine.
Living almost two years in Iraq, he covered the US invasion, Falluja and Najaf campaigns, Abu Ghraib, major bombings, the Anbar insurgency, and on going political developments. He was the lone Canadian broadcaster to cover the capture of Saddam Hussein. For ABC News, he delivered a world exclusive video and reportage on the Nov. 2003 resumption of U.S. bombings in Iraq.
In Canada, he has produced for two seasons of CTV’s Gemini award-winning investigative newsmagazine W-Five, written for Canada’s top rated CTV National News, and reported for local breaking news affiliate CTV Vancouver.