Stefan Ottenbrite: A Passionate Journalist

Stefan Ottenbrite: A Passionate Journalist

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. Stefan Ottenbrite the owner of is a live example. With a huge follower base of hundreds of thousand viewers and readers who are either local, cottagers, businesses, business owners, celebrities etc.; due to its creative and original content and a holistic approach to news coverage, is the most followed news platform in the cottaging destination, Muskoka.

Stefan, since his younger days, was interested in the happenings around and used to document it in his own words transforming the incidences into news, unknowingly. Later he bought a camera and shared interesting stuff with his family and friends and this kept inspiring him to collect more. An incidence transcribed one day when he happened to attend the tour of City TV on Queen Street West and realised his passion for journalism.

Stefan decided to follow his passion and started in 2015. Today this media platform covers regions all over in Muskoka, Orillia, Parry Sound, Parry Sound District, Algonquin Highlands, Haliburton Major areas of Simcoe Country, Port Severn / Hwy 400 Extension, Notable Provincial as well as National and International stories. Muskoka411 is the first to break the important local news. Be it traffic, weather or major mishaps and events, has eyes and reach everywhere. is the only digital news channel in Muskoka to have its reporters on the news scene. With a repertoire of clients including Cottage Life, Toronto Auto Show, Shaw, Franks Red Hot, Tim Hortons, Georgian College, Deerhurst Resort, Canadian Tire, Sirius XM Radio, Boots and Hearts, Muskoka Chrysler, Jones Soda, The Brick. All State Insurance, Leon’s, Touchstone Resort, Domino’s Pizza, District of Muskoka, generating ad revenue, Stefan gives them back for every dime worth.

A fire investigation coverage story in Mississauga for Jewel 88.5 FM led Stefan to receive the best radio news award from Reel police in 2007. Stefan is a guest speaker at Seneca College for Radio Students and Employment Services. He makes the maximum of this opportunity to motivate the youth who have chosen any type of journalism as a career.

Stefan has a way of giving back to the community. He hires locals and students and contribute to the society by grooming them to be a good journalist. He also donates his time and money to the community in various forms of events and awareness campaigns organised by the District Municipality.
Passion leads you to completion, says Stefan Ottenbrite and yes, the community sees a complete Stefan only when he is equipped with his video cam.

Derek Robins

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