Digby Cook

Version 2Digby began his career as a news writer at the Global Television Network and went on to produce a range of newscasts and specials for them.  From there, Digby moved to Australia where he worked as a reporter for the Darwin Sun newspaper. Upon on his return to Canada he was appointed news
producer at CBC Toronto, and moved on to produce and write for CBC Newsworld and The National.
Since then he has focused on writing and directing documentaries, specials and series. He has contributed to programs that have appeared on CTV, MTV (US), Discovery Canada, Discovery (US), PBS, TVO, History Television, The Travel Channel, CNN, Dr. Phil and All India Television.
In 2005, he wrote and directed “Courage & Compassion – The Story of Dr. Joseph Wong” for Rogers & the Biography Channel.
Digby was the writer and interviewer in 2006 for “The Hong Kong Connection –
Canada & The New China”, a five part series for Rogers.
History has always been one of Digby’s passions. He served as story editor and
writer for the series “Historylands” for History Television, and “Great Canadian
Rivers” for Discovery.
In 2008 he served as the Executive Story Editor on “Iris Chang & The Rape of
Nanking” for History Television in Canada and worldwide theatrical release. The
film earned medals at both the Atlanta Film Festival and the New York Film
He also wrote “Ronnie Hawkins – Still Alive and Kickin’’ for CTV which won the
Gemini for Best Biography.  Another award winner he wrote was “The
Prince of Pot” for CBC, which won a silver medal at the New York Television and
Film Festival.
In 2012, Digby worked with the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Economic
Development and Innovation on a series of videos promoting the province. The
most recent, on Ontario’s Financial Services sector, premiered at a special
international event in London during the Olympic Games.
In 2015, he wrote the documentary “Gods in Shackles”, a powerful look at the
plight of captive elephants in India which won “Best Feature Documentary’ at
the Miami Independent Film Festival in 2016.

Digby is President of North Shore Communications.