Hamamdjian was born in Cairo , Egypt .  She was raised in Los Angeles, California and then immigrated to Montreal, Quebec with her family in the late 1980's. She became interested on world issues and current events at an early age; she credits her parents for instilling in her the importance staying informed. She has also learned how to speak four languages, including French, English, conversational Arabic, and Italian.
Daniele Hamamdjian started her journalism career in 2004 while she was in college. While she was in California, she reported for the Santa Monica Daily Press . She also covered the the 2005 FINA World Aquatics Championships for SportsBeat.
Hamamdjian began at the Ottawa Bureau traveling with the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office. As a Parliamentary Correspondent, she covered stories on the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, as well as the Primer Minister's final visit to Afghanistan to the troops before Canada's withdrawal. She has also delivered coverage of significant Canadian news stories, including the Attawapiskat First Nation housing crisis in 2011, which led to testimonies of alleged rampant sex abuse in Attawapiskat and native communities across Canada. Hamamdjian and the CTV crew were also the first international reporting team on the ground after Haiti's earthquake in 2010.
In 2006, Hamamdjian began on-air reporting for CTV Montreal.
As a London Correspondent, Hamamdjian has reported on a wide variety of international news events, including the Brexit negotiations ; extensive reporting from the Middle East ; on-site coverage of terror attacks in the UK; the European migrant crisis in Italy , Greece , Austria , and Germany ; the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ; and the 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
Other notable assignments during Hamamdjian’s tenure as London Correspondent include the Nepal earthquake in April 2015, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the 2014 Winter Olympics, and the Ukrainian crisis.
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