Tristin Hopper


A born-and-raised Victorian, Tristin spent eight years with the National Post, becoming one of the most widely read writers on the Postmedia Network. The former Yukon associate editor for Up Here Magazine, he has also contributed to Reader’s Digest, Maisonneuve and the Globe and Mail.  A frequent media commentator, he is a regular CTV panelist and has appeared on the BBC, HLN, and CBC affiliates in every Canadian time zone.

Tori Marlan

Investigative Reporter

Tori's in-depth reporting has been widely published in media outlets in the US and Canada, including The Walrus Magazine and CBC’s The Doc Project. Previously, she was a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, where her stories on the criminal justice system exposed police misconduct, illegal strip searches, and systemic problems with the Chicago Police Department’s staffing practices. After she wrote about the state of Illinois’ refusal to treat a prisoner for Hepatitis C, the Department of Corrections reversed course and began giving him and other prisoners the medical attention they needed. In 2006, she received an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellowship to write about children in US immigration detention centers.

Anna J. James

Investigative Reporter

Anna is an award-winning journalist originally from Sydney, Australia. She began her professional career in publishing at Wiley and then reported for Major League Baseball’s international office. Anna has written for Entrepreneur, Fox Sports, NSW Parliament, Narratively, ABC, Fortune, and other outlets in addition to regular guest spots on radio and podcasts. In 2017, she was awarded the Australian Press Council’s Journalism Student of the Year. The same year, she co-hosted a radio program in Byron Bay that won a Walkley Award for Innovation in Journalism grant. She is currently completing her thesis, Why We Need Baseball, within the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Victoria. She is happy to call Victoria home.

Emmalee Brunt

Community Manager

Emmalee is a creative content and communications specialist from Victoria, which is why she loves her role as Capital Daily's Community Manager. Over the past decade, she has worked in e-commerce, tech, entertainment, and winter sports, building and nurturing relationships around global brands through storytelling and community engagement. She loves the world of public relations and in past roles represented Mt. Seymour Resort, HITCASE, and multiple Canadian music festivals as their official spokesperson. She's also been invited to present on a variety of panels, including New York's CE WEEK. She is currently working on her master's degree in clinical psychology and in her spare time enjoys everything Victoria has to offer.

Ben Waterworth

Capital Daily Podcast Host

Ben is a radio host and journalist from Australia who has over 15 years experience in the industry. His voice has been heard across radio shows in three different countries and his award winning podcasts have racked up hundreds of thousands of downloads in more than 100 countries worldwide. He has interviewed everyone from royalty, Prime Ministers, Olympic gold medalists, and Oscar nominated actors and is renowned for his informative yet fun interview style. He holds a particular passion for sport and entertainment, and can be constantly seen supporting too many sporting teams or giving his opinion on too many movies or TV shows. Just be sure to never call him a Kiwi and you'll easily become his friend.