Whit Fraser

On his first day with CBC in Frobisher Bay, now Iqaluit, in 1967, Whit Fraser was immediately designated “a reporter.” With no time to recover from the shock, he bravely stepped into the role and spent the next 25 years covering the Arctic for both the CBC Northern Service and the National Network. He would go on to other careers, but in his head and heart, he remained a reporter, always amazed at how an uncharted career assignment had allowed him to see and experience the far north as few others have.

Whit now lives in Ottawa with his wife, Mary Simon.

In 2019, Whit was the recipient of the 2019 NorthWords Book Prize presented by the NorthWords Writer’s Festival Society for his book, True North Rising.


  • Posted by Julie Hartwick
  • on July 19, 2019
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