Wendy Rose is a freelance journalist based in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Focusing primarily on arts and lifestyles, Wendy has written for local media outlets such as The Telegram, The Newfoundland Herald, Downhome Magazine, The Overcast, Secret East, CBC, and CBC Arts.
Wendy began writing freelance arts/entertainment articles for The Telegram in 2012, eventually joining the staff at The Newfoundland Herald in 2014. She worked at the magazine for two years before returning to freelancing in 2016.
In between shifts at Fred's Records and Tvål Skincare, Wendy can often be found at local music venues, clubs, pubs, bars, theatres, and performance halls, taking in the local culture. Since August 2016, Wendy has been The Telegram’s main live event reviewer, an opportunity that has allowed her to take in the best of what this city has to offer in music, theatre, contemporary dance, film, ballet, experimental art performances, and more.
Her scope of knowledge and experience with local music and arts scene has put Wendy at the judge’s bench for The Overcast’s Borealis Prize, the annual MusicNL Awards, and the occasional Battle of the Bands. She is also a recurring celebrity judge of the NL Pet Expo’s Weiner Dog races.
On the rare occasion that she’s not writing for one of many local media outlets, taking in a show, jurying local music prizes, or working at Fred’s or Tvål, Wendy can be found on her couch, binge-watching CSI: Las Vegas – but only the episodes with Gil Grissom.