Automotive News Canada has hired David Kennedy as Toronto Bureau Chief, a newly created position intended to reinforce the commitment to reporting in the heart of the nation’s auto industry. Kennedy is replacing reporter John Irwin who will join sibling publication Automotive News in Detroit.
Kennedy, 32, has spent seven years in reporter and editor roles covering a number of key Canadian industries for business-to-business publications.
Most recently, he was the editor of On-Site magazine, which reports on Canada's construction and infrastructure markets. Prior to that, he covered the manufacturing and clean-technology sectors, delving into issues such as Industry 4.0 and vehicle electrification.
“David is a natural fit for Automotive News Canada as the industry rapidly evolves in every aspect, from cybersecurity and digital retail, to vehicle electrification and the advancement of artificial intelligence,” said Editor-in-Chief Jeff Melnychuk.
Kennedy began in journalism by freelancing for The Globe and Mail and Maclean's magazine. He has a bachelor of arts degree from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and post-grad journalism diploma from Centennial College in Toronto.
Kennedy is based in Toronto and can be reached at (416) 712-1378 or [email protected]