For 25 years, the people of Eastern Ontario and West Quebec have opened their doors, and their hearts, to Joel. They share their dreams. He tells their stories. Joel is warmly welcomed into the lives of the region's most fascinating people. Joel has a combined honours degree in Journalism and Political Science from Carleton University. While studying at Carleton, Joel began his television career at our station working as a news reporter. He later moved to southwestern Ontario where he began full-time duties as a television and radio news reporter for CTV's station in Kitchener. He came home to Ottawa and Regional Contact in 1988.