Tom Popyk is an award-winning freelance international "backpack" broadcaster, and former Mideast and South Asia Correspondent for Global TV (Canada). Over the past decade Tom has covered conflicts ranging from the Syrian and Libyan wars, to the Arab spring revolutions and Somali famine, to extensive front-line and back room coverage of the Afghanistan war. Living almost two years in Iraq, he covered the Falluja and Najaf campaigns, Abu Ghraib, major bombings, the Anbar insurgency, and on going political developments. He was the lone Canadian broadcaster to cover the capture of Saddam Hussein. For ABC News, he delivered a world exclusive video and reportage on the Nov. 2003 resumption of U.S. bombings in Iraq. He has reported for CBS National Radio, CBC Radio and Television, CTV National News, Global Television, Corus Radio, ABC Radio, BBC Wales, Canadian Press, and People Magazine. He has produced for the Gemini award-winning 35th season of CTV's investigative newsmagazine, W-Five.