Sophie Nadeau

Media Expert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sophie Nadeau

Media Expert in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sophie Nadeau is a fluently bilingual media expert with twenty years of experience in newsrooms and boardrooms navigating the complicated world of storytelling and public relations.

She is currently the National Earned Media Lead and Executive Media Trainer at Edelman Canada. You can find the Edelman team and all the ways they can help you at

From 2014 to 2016, she ran her own consulting firm specializing in smart media strategy and in helping clients tell their best stories in compelling ways.

From 2009-2014, Sophie was the Senior Media and Communications Advisor for U.S. Government operations in Canada. From President Obama’s first visit to Canada, to former Secretary Clinton’s multiple trips and hundreds of issues and challenges in between, she was at the centre of local, national, international media and the Canada – U.S. relationship. Working from U.S. Embassy Ottawa, she supported all media needs for acting U.S. Ambassadors and senior staff.

Sophie has also acted as the Media Relations Manager for the Auditor General of Canada and as a Media Relations Officer for the University of Ottawa.

Prior to working in public relations, Sophie spent the first half of her career as a journalist and television producer working with several media organizations: CHUM TV, CFRA Radio, CTV National, CPAC and CBC (Radio & Television). She has notably worked on the coverage of several local, provincial and federal elections in addition to countless other key news events. She continues to appear as an expert panelist when the media call and regularly writes online about journalism, public relations and other areas of interest.

Sophie also has board experience and spent more than a year as a Director of the Board for Sunflower Cooperative Day Nursery, located at CMHC Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario.

She holds a Masters Degree in Communications (with honours) from the University of Ottawa (Ontario) as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Regina (Saskatchewan). Her academic research focuses on the impact financial pressure and tight resources have on story choice in the newsroom.

Sophie is also a keen amateur photographer and poet who loves food, travel and philosophy.

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  • Work
    • Edelman Canada
  • Education
    • University of Regina
    • University of Ottawa