'Citizen' welcomes Scott Stephenson to the editorial team
The Citizen has a brand new reporter to help cover the local beat. Scott Stephenson is ecstatic to join the news team at North Huron Publishing and to cover stories that matter to local residents of Huron County and beyond.
Scott, and his wife Chelsea, are pre-pandemic transplants to the Huron County area. The couple previously called Toronto home, but are hopeful readers of The Citizen are willing to forgive that transgression. The high cost-of-living in the city, an out-of-control real estate market, and other cultural factors redirected their search for a permanent home to this corner of the province in 2016. They successfully escaped the Big Smoke shortly thereafter and feel enormously fortunate to have landed in this area.
Scott is a graduate of Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University), having earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Radio and Television Arts Program in 2009. An internship with the CBC television show Rick Mercer Report resulted in full-time employment from 2006 until the series finale in 2018. It was a dream come true for Scott to work on that production and he can confirm that Rick Mercer is smarter and funnier than he appears to be on television.
Since relocating to the Huron County area, Scott has worked for Cowbell Brewery in Blyth as a restaurant server, Montgomery Bus Lines in Wingham as a school bus driver, and for 100 Mile Produce in Belgrave selling seasonal vegetables at local markets.
Each of these experiences offered an introduction to the people, and pace, of Huron County but Scott looks forward to delving deeper into the community in his new role as a reporter.