Zak Vescera


Zak is a Vancouver-based journalist who loves digging into a big story. He focuses on stories about British Columbia with a focus on white-collar crime. Zak twice won the Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prize for Young Canadian Journalists for his work at The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, including deep dives on the province’s toxic drug crisis and the provincial government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining the Investigative Journalism Foundation, he worked at The Tyee, where he investigated workplace deaths, union drives and working conditions for migrant farmworkers in British Columbia. His reporting has also appeared in The Guardian, CBC and VICE. When he’s not reporting you’ll find him jogging, taking film photos or running a game of Dungeons and Dragons.