Before taking her first broadcast job, Daniella was the military reporter for the Brandon Sun; a position created from her work with the Canadian Forces. While living in Brandon, Manitoba, she covered all things military; focusing on the rich history of the area and nearby CFB Shilo.
Daniella graduated a journalism major in the joint Creative Communications program at Red River College and The University of Winnipeg in 2012. She worked as a freelance writer and photographer in Winnipeg, Canada and had an interest in military storytelling ever since she learned about the battle for Vimy Ridge.
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Daniella has been in Canada since 2000. Having a fascination with Canadian military history, she toured the battlefields and memorials of WWI and WWII in Europe and decided to embed with the Canadian Forces Reserves 38 Brigade for Exercise WESTERN DEFENDER 11 held in Shilo, Manitoba April 2011.
The experience left her wanting more – as part of her Independent Professional Project for her final year in the Creative Communications program, Daniella took on a communications role with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group Public Affairs Office.
Most notably, Daniella embedded with the Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) for Exercise ARCTIC RAM; a ten-day training exercise held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She produced articles and photographs for the 38 Brigade Public Affairs Office, and met very inspiring members of the Canadian Forces. From this experience, her blog Media in the Military was created and received national attention; army newspaper The Western Sentinel published her blog posts and photography in print as part of their Arctic Ram coverage.
Daniella was also the 2011-2012 layout and design editor for the 38 Brigade newsletter, The Brigade; contributing articles and photographs.
The young reporter embedded on one more training exercise with 38 CBG, EX BISON WARRIOR 12, which took place at CFB Shilo in May 2012.