Graham Beer is the Executive Producer and Host for Cobourg Media, a freelance journalist and is currently studying Media Production at the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario.
In 2012, Graham founded Cobourg Media, a media and news company offering local news, video, and multi-media production services. Originally managing a local news website, Graham has over seven years of experience in the field of broadcast and journalism.
Graham’s work has landed him clients and partnership work with the Government of Canada, The Juno Beach Centre Association, CityNews Toronto, Ontario Provincial Police, Independent Grocer, Summer Company and many other local businesses and organizations.
As the roving reporter for Cobourg Media, Graham has interviewed several notables including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, Ontario Premiers Doug Ford and Kathleen Wynne, Olympians Clara Hughes and Hayley Wickenheiser, Vimy Foundation Co-Chair Helen Vari, WE Founder Craig Kielburger and many others.
Graham is widely known for his service and dedication to the local community. While his reporting has taken him to audiences across the world, Graham is proud to call Cobourg home. As a respected leader and advocate for numerous organizations, Graham’s philanthropic work has made a significant impact over several years.
While at Cobourg Collegiate Institute (CCI), Graham served as Student Council Prime Minister. Responsible for representing the student body and school community, his commitment and strong leadership created substantial opportunities and initiatives for students.
For three consecutive years, Graham and his team of volunteers raised over $7000 for the Salvation Army and the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank through the Cobourg Media Christmas Special at CCI. The televised program showcased local talent on Cobourg Media platforms and on Cogeco YourTV. Graham also has years of experience volunteering with the Town of Cobourg and Chazzapalooza (a child and youth mental health awareness benefit concert).
In acknowledgment of his creation of Cobourg Media and dedication to his community, Graham was awarded the 2017 Ontario Junior Citizen Award presented by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association and the Government of Ontario. Most recently, Graham was awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Award for Community Service, the Ontario Principal’s Award for Student Leadership and the YMCA Youth International Peace Medal from YMCA Northumberland.
Connect with Graham on social media and his website: grahambeer.ca
Graham Beer, 2018