Business Journalist, Financial Post
Vanmala is a trilingual business/investigative journalist with almost a decade of experience storytelling for television, radio and print. She began her coverage of the cannabis industry in late 2016 as the Money & Economics Editor for VICE Canada and became the Financial Post’s designated cannabis reporter last September. Vanmala has produced hundreds of articles analyzing and investigating the valuation, health, and long-term potential of the cannabis sector.
Prior to VICE and the Financial Post, Vanmala was an investigative journalist with the CBC, where she was sent to be on location in Indonesia to produce and direct a hour-long episode about the wrongful conviction of a Canadian teacher for Canada’s premier investigative current affairs program, the fifth estate. In 2014, she reported on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 for CBC (TV, radio). She was also nominated for a Canadian Screen Award (2016) for her investigative work on a fifth estate report into former radio host Jian Ghomeshi.
Vanmala grew up in Malaysia and has a Bachelor in Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from University of Toronto’s Trinity College.