My name is STEPHANIE IP and I’m a Canadian journalist based in Vancouver, B.C.
I’m a digital native with great news judgment and fluency in SEO and social media, who is also a strong leader and self-starter. I enjoy telling unique and unusual stories, and developing multi-platform projects that cater to our readers.
Currently, I’m Assistant City Editor Digital for The Province and The Vancouver Sun. Before that, I was a member of the Van Live digital news team, a general assignment night reporter and weekend assignment editor. My stories have appeared in a number of publications, including 24 Hours, the Richmond Review, Converge, Grounder, and various Postmedia and Sun Media papers across the country.
I’m a versatile writer and photographer who moves quickly when breaking news happens. I was on the ground at the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup riot, filing a national story for Sun Media. I’ve reported on both federal and provincial elections from here in B.C., and have covered a number of music festivals including Sasquatch Festival in George, Wash. and Vans Warped Tour. In 2018, I was part of a Jack Webster Award-winning team for our coverage of the 2017 B.C. wildfires; and in 2020, our team again won for our breaking news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, I was selected for the Jack Webster Poynter Fellowship.
At the age of 9, I began learning HTML and coding websites. Since then, I’ve dabbled in video editing and graphic design, and I have a keen interest in social media and the role it plays in delivering news and engaging with audiences.
I’m a graduate of the Langara College journalism program, and hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Families Studies from the University of British Columbia. Prior to journalism, I spent several years as a youth worker and program co-ordinator, engaging with children and teens through community outreach programs.
NOTE: All thoughts and opinions expressed on this website are all my own and do not reflect those of my employer(s).