CTV News Vancouver

Weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 11:30 p.m.; Weekends at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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Keri Adams
Keri Adams
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Keri Adams

Keri Adams is an award-winning journalist at CTV British Columbia. She is the Breaking News Anchor on CTV News at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. and is the anchor on CTV News at 11:30 p.m.

She has enjoyed a love of news and story telling for 18 years, covering breaking news and elections for all levels of government.

Keri’s career began in 1994 as morning show writer in her hometown of Edmonton, before taking on the challenging role of photojournalist in Red Deer, AB. She covered Central Alberta with nothing but a News Camera, a Chevy Chevette and a brick cell phone. Two years later, she went back to Edmonton as a night reporter and eventually weekend news anchor.

In 2001, Keri headed west to Vancouver where she worked as a reporter and Weekend Morning News Anchor with Global Television before being snapped up by CTV British Columbia.

In 2005, Keri received the Jack Webster Award for ‘Best News Reporting’ for her work on the fatal North Vancouver Mudslide, and was nominated in 2004 for ‘Best Feature Reporting’. But by far her greatest accomplishment: raising two beautiful daughters, juggling life and motherhood.

St.John Alexander
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St.John Alexander

St. John Alexander joined CTV British Columbia in August 2001 as a writer. Six months later he filed his first news report, and is now a member of the reporting team.

St. John is a graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism Program. He also attended universities in Victoria and London. His broadcast experience in Vancouver includes the CBC, Global, and CKNW.

St. John was raised in British Columbia, but spent a lot of time in England and France, where he still has family. He also taught English on Crete.

He’s often asked about his name. St. John is originally British and is pronounced ‘Sinjin’. His parents discovered it in Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre.

Michele Brunoro
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Michele Brunoro

Michele Brunoro reports for CTV British Columbia’s Fraser Valley Bureau.

Having grown-up listening to her parent’s talk-radio shows, Michele Brunoro knew from a young age she wanted a career as a reporter. She grew up in the Fraser Valley and completed a communications degree at Trinity Western University before taking the journalism program at Langara College.

Michele first got her start writing for community newspapers in the Lower Mainland and still believes some of the best stories are found at the community level. She has worked as a radio reporter at CKNW and CKWX before moving into television in 1998.

Michele has received regional, national and international recognition for her work, including winning an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2006 for a six-part series on crystal meth. She has also proudly worked on issues on homelessness in Metro Vancouver on a series called Dead End Streets.

Coleen Christie
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Coleen Christie

Coleen Christie is the anchor of CTV News weeknights at 5:00 p.m. and the co-anchor with Mike Killeen of CTV News weekdays at Noon.

Coleen’s diverse television experience, including working for the CTV network and in her early career as an on-air host and creative director in Victoria, has earned her numerous awards.

Coleen began at CTV Vancouver in 1997 as reporter. She soon became the news anchor and fill-in host for the station’s morning show.

In 2001, Coleen made the leap to anchor CTV News at Five where she reported on numerous, live, breaking news events including a fatal, charter plane crash at YVR; a BC Ferries crash; a plane crash into a Richmond apartment building; and national coverage of the verdict in the murder trial of Canada’s most notorious serial killer, Robert Pickton.

In 2010, Coleen was a key member of the CTV BC Olympic broadcast team co-anchoring a daily newscast, on-location in the heart of the city with Mike Killeen. For the CTV network, Coleen and Mike co-anchored a 9-hour, live broadcast tracking the Olympic Torch Relay through Vancouver on the opening day of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.

She also anchored the station’s awarding winning, live broadcast of the opening of the Richmond Olympic Oval; co-anchored the one-year Olympic Count Down Special with CTV’s Brian Williams; and reported live on the award-winning CTV news special on the eve of the Opening Ceremony. Coleen has also spent two summers co-hosting CTV’s national morning show, CanadaAM.

In 2012, Coleen spent the year anchoring CTV Newsweeknights at 11:30, introducing her to a whole new audience.

“I’ve anchored every newscast at CTV Vancouver and more. It’s an honour. Everyday, I like to think I’m empowering viewers with information and helping us all feel more connected to each other. It may be idealistic, but I want to use the power of television to try to make the world better.”

Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Victoria, B.C., Coleen earned a B.A. degree in English and History at the University of Victoria. An active member of the community, she is involved with a many charitable organizations including Friends for Life, Dress for Success, The BC Cancer Agency, Breast Cancer Research, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Arts Umbrella, spinal chord research, Plan Canada and Orangutan Foundation International.

Coleen is also passionate about food and travel.

Robert Collins
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Robert Collins

Robert Collins is the music reporter for CTV News British Columbia.

Robert has been writing about music for over a decade, coming to Vancouver after living and working in London, England, and contributing to magazines and newspapers including The London Times, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, NME, Classic Rock, Melody Maker and Metal Hammer. During that time Robert has attended hundreds of concerts and has interviewed some of the world’s most fascinating musicians, from Metallica to The Magnetic Fields, Jack White and Steve Reich.

An experienced and versatile writer, he has contributed travel stories to The Ryanair Magazine, The Toronto Star and The Italian Magazine, and sports columns for thelondonpaper and popmatters.com.

Robert contributes regular concert reviews to bc.ctvnews.ca, while his undiluted London accent can be heard during his guest appearances on CTV Morning Live. He does not enjoy the music of Justin Bieber.

Penny Daflos
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Penny Daflos

Penny Daflos has been a reporter for CTV News British Columbia since 2010.

Penny began her broadcast career in 2007 as an early morning weekend radio news anchor for Rogers radio in the Fraser Valley. The next year, she got a job reporting for CKNW radio, where she covered everything from breaking news to elections to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. She was also part of CKNW’s RTDNA award-winning team coverage of the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot.

While working part-time at CKNW, Penny started learning the ropes of television news at CTV British Columbia. She’s worked as a field producer, writer, assignment desk editor, teleprompter operator, show producer and guest tech host, but her true passion lies in TV news reporting.

In addition to CTV B.C.’s newscasts, her stories have appeared on CTV News across Canada as well as CTV National News, CTV News Channel, BNN, Canada AM, CP24 and CNN.com.

Penny joined CTV B.C. full time in April 2012.

In 2008, Penny graduated with Honours from BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program, where she was awarded the Canadian Millennium Excellence Entrance Award. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) from UBC in 2002 where she majored in anthropology and minored in sociology.

Penny was born and raised in Maple Ridge and now lives in Vancouver with her lawyer husband. In her spare time, Penny loves catching up on all things technology, art and culture while cooking up a storm.

Marke Driesschen
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Marke Driesschen

Marke Driesschen is the Weathercaster for CTV Morning Live and CTV News at Noon.

A graduate of Seneca College in Toronto from Radio-TV Arts, Driesschen started his broadcasting career in radio with CFYN in Sault Ste. Marie before moving to Saskatoon shortly after. He spent the next eight years as morning host for CFMC-FM, as well as performing on stage with several of the city’s theatre and improvisational comedy groups.

Marke started his television debut as a Weathercaster and Host for STV in Saskatoon and then moved to Winnipeg as a Weathercaster and Entertainment Reporter for CKND-TV.

In the early 1990’s he moved out west to Vancouver where he was the host for Your Town on CKVU-TV as well as their weather specialist. He also continued to perform stand-up and improvisational comedy, performing at many of the city’s comedy venues and opening shows of Steven Wright, Louis Anderson and Dennis Miller.

In 2009, Marke went back to the radio air waves and co-hosted a show on Talk 1410 (CFUN-AM) with Nikki Renshaw called The Nik and Marke Show, a daily talk show about the day’s news and hot topics.

When Marke isn’t telling us about the weather, you may also see him up on the big screens and other TV series, as he has appeared in Final Destination 2, Smallville, Mr. Magoo, Elektra and The Dead Zone.

He also continues to help host and emcee events for many charitable organizations, such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Marke is delighted to be working alongside JDRF with their annual Rockin’ for Research and the Ride for Diabetes Research.

Away from the stage and television, Marke likes to spend time with his family. He also enjoys getting out on the North Shore trails with his dog Brodie, biking, going to BC Lions games (he’s a long time season ticket holder) and travelling.

Ethan Faber
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Ethan Faber

Ethan Faber is the Assistant News Director / Managing Editor for CTV News British Columbia.

Ethan has been the Assistant News Director and Managing Editor since December 2012.

A 16 year veteran of television news in B.C., Ethan began his TV career as a reporter for BCTV (CHAN TV), covering stories across the province.

He has been with CTV News in Vancouver (formerly known as VTV) since 1996, serving as a reporter, assignment editor and the managing editor.

With Ethan in a senior editorial role in our news room, CTV News at Six has been named “Best Local Newscast in Canada” three times by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada.

He has also spent more than ten years teaching Broadcast Journalism part-time at BCIT and sits on the Canadian Association of Journalists National Ethics Advisory Committee.

Ethan was born and raised in Victoria and is a proud graduate of UVic.

Rhonda Fuller
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Rhonda Fuller

Rhonda Fuller was appointed as the Senior Producer of CTV News at 6 p.m. in January of 2013.

She was born and raised in Victoria and has lived in Vancouver since 1986. Rhonda graduated from UVIC with a BA majoring in psychology, then received a Diploma from BCIT in television production.

Her first job in television was as a tour guide at the BCTV pavilion at Expo in 1986. She was then hired at CKVU where she spent several years as a control room director and taught night school at BCIT. Rhonda joined VTV (Vancouver Television) as the director of Live at 11 when it launched at Robson and Burrard in 1997.

Over the years she has worked on a number of shows including SportsPage, the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, The Clinton/Yeltsin summit, the AIDS Summit, the Juno Awards, educational videos for Knowledge Network, talk shows, elections, and sports programs. Her full time producing credits include CTV Breakfast, CTV News at 5 p.m., and now CTV News at 6 p.m.

Rhonda is married with 2 children and enjoys tennis, reality TV, walking her miniature dachshund and spending time with her family.

Peter Grainger
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Peter Grainger

Peter Grainger is an award-winning news reporter for CTV News British Columbia since 1997. He covers general news assignments as well as features and profiles.

Peter won Canada’s top broadcast journalism prize in 2008 – The ‘Doug McArthur Award for In-depth/Investigate’, for his work on Tasers and the death of Robert Dziekansi – a national award handed out by the Radio and Television News Directors Association.

He won the Jack Webster Award for ‘Best Reporting’ in 2008, also for his eye-opening work on the Dziekansi case, and the following year, Peter was a finalist for another Webster Award for ‘Best Science and Technology Reporting’ for his investigation of the dangers and deficiencies of Tasers. His work helped inspire the Braidwood Inquiry, which went on to conclude Tasers can kill and restrictions of Taser use by police soon followed.

Raised as army brat, Peter was prepared for the nomadic life of the professional journalist. His father was an electrical engineer in the Canadian Army and on the side he would fix electronic equipment. As a result, from an early age; Peter along with his brother and sister had television, radios and stereos in their own rooms, instilling admiration for music and news.

Peter grew up in Ottawa and started his journalism career when he started writing for his school paper at Rideau Secondary – the first high school courses ever offered in media studies in the Nation’s Capitol. As part of the course, peter’s first filmed interview was with former prime-minister John Diefenbaker – the creator of Canada’s Bill of Rights.

Peter soon began volunteering at a weekly student-run current-afairs TV program on community cable in Ottawa, called “The Way We See It”. By the time he enrolled at Cdarleton University, the budding journalist was on-air hosting at Radio Carleton, doing tons of interviews for various specialty shows and freelance feature-writing for The Charlatan, Penny Press and Ottawa Revue.

Graduating with an English degree with Honours in 1979, Grainger intended on going to Teachers’ College, wanting to teach High School English Literature but the media bug had already bitten him hard. Peter is still at it after 30 years.

Peter has worked in both private radio and CBC Radio and TV News an announcer, general news and current affairs reporter and producer in Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Windsor and Vancouver. He broke stories on the tainted blood scandal, the use of illegal pesticides in the Prairies, organized crime in the bingo industry, and the international conspiracy of Honduran drug dealing in Metro Vancouver.

Throughout his career, he was enjoyed the contrast between hard news and features. Besides interviewing personal heroes like Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell and Peter Gabriel, what he enjoys the most is presenting stories that help uncover injustice or inspire positive change all of us.

Peter is married with one son and has two cats and lives in Vancouver.

Brent Gilbert
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Brent Gilbert

Brent Gilbert is the Features reporter for CTV British Columbia.

Brent began his broadcast career in Newfoundland back in 1983. He worked as a “One Man Band” shooting and reporting his own stories for Halifax based “ATV News”. Three years later he moved to Alberta to start as a full-time reporter at ITV News in Edmonton. He reported on everything from police to aboriginal issues but it was human-interest stories that really caught Brent’s attention. He also enjoyed a brief stint as an anchor, and hosted a morning show in Edmonton.

After another three years at ITV he moved to CBC Television where he produced a local news feature program called “RoughCutz”. Within a year the program went national and aired on the network for another four seasons.

Brent remained behind the camera until arriving in Vancouver in 1997 for the opening of VTV Television. After a few seasons of working as an Entertainment Producer he began reporting and shooting his own stories, in a sense returning to the job he started some 20 years ago.

Rebecca Hall
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Rebecca Hall

Rebecca Hall hosts Best of BC, a weekly 30-second informative feature showcasing fun events around the province.

Viewers can enter to win weekly prizes on the Best of BC webpage at bc.ctvnews.ca. Rebecca also hosts other CTV and client features such as CTV Pet Tips, and fashion and ski segments to name a few.

Born and raised in North Vancouver and now a resident of Coquitlam, Rebecca loves the west coast and is proud to call Vancouver home. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in Sociology and has a Broadcast Journalism diploma from BCIT. Her media career began in radio as a Morning Show Co-host and Promotions Director at Mountain FM (CISQ-FM) in the Sea-to-Sky Country.

She received a Community Appreciation Award for her coverage of the 2003 Sea-to-Sky Country Flood and was also a finalist with both the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB). One of her most memorable on-air moments was announcing the successful 2010 Winter Olympic Bid live in Whistler Village and then working the event from her hometown.

In her spare time, when not appreciating the artsor volunteering for different organizations, Rebecca likes to be active in the outdoors with her husband and dog Teddy.

Allan Hopkins
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Allan Hopkins

Allan Hopkins is a veteran field producer / director with a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University.

He is dedicated to using media to showcase the richness and diversity of First Nation culture and he has a strong focus on art and social justice stories. Allan is a member of the N’Quatqua First Nation.

Scott Hurst
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Scott Hurst

Scott Hurst is a reporter for CTV News British Columbia.

Scott joined CTV News in November 2012 but this is not his first stint with the company. If anything, returning to British Columbia is a homecoming. Scott was first hired by CTV in 2005 as a Teleprompter Operator. It was his first paid television news job.

Since then Scott has reported from the frontlines of wildfires, interviewed national and local politicians in the United States, anchored a live U.S. election special in 2008, interviewed celebrities on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and reported from inside one of the most notorious prisons in California. He has also reported from the Summer Olympic Games in London, the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver and the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

Prior to joining CTV, Scott lived in Santa Barbara, California and worked at the ABC affiliate as the Weekend Anchor/Reporter. He also lived in Eureka, California and worked as the 6 and 11 pm Anchor/Reporter for the NBC affiliate.

Scott graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Communications.

Mi-Jung Lee
Mi-Jung Lee
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Mi-Jung Lee

Mi-Jung Lee is an award winning reporter and anchor for CTV News British Columbia. It’s her dream job.

Her investigative reports have won numerous RTDNA awards for excellence in journalism. The investigations included a report on massage parlours that sell sex and one business’s attempt to defraud taxpayers. Mi-Jung has uncovered how one “natural health doctor” claimed she can cure cancer. She and her team have also done hidden camera investigations into how casinos fail to protect problem gamblers, essay mills and endangered shark fins.

She began her broadcast career in 1990 as a reporter and part-time anchor on Victoria’s CHEK-TV. She joined BCTV in 1992 where she reported and anchored. At BCTV, she was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for ‘Best TV Reporting in BC’.

In 1998, she joined Vancouver Television as the co-anchor of VTV Live at 6. In 2008, she hosted CanadaAM: Western edition. Mi-Jung was the anchor and producer of CTV News at 11:30 p.m. from 2001 to 2010.

Born in Choon Chun, South Korea, she has lived in Vancouver since she was four. She majored in English Literature at the University of British Columbia. After getting her B.A., she was off to Ryerson University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts degree in Journalism.

In 2008, Mi-Jung travelled to Brazil as an ambassador for World Vision’s Vancouver Campaign for Children. She continues to volunteer with several local charities and organizations.

When she’s not chasing a story, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons

Nafeesa Karim
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Nafeesa Karim

Nafeesa Karim is a news reporter for CTV Morning Live. She’s live at the scene of the biggest news stories each morning, rain or shine.

Nafeesa joined the reporting roster at CTV British Columbia as full-time night reporter in April 2012. Part of her duties included flying above Metro Vancouver in Chopper 9 for breaking news on a daily basis.

She started her broadcast career at CKNW as a radio news reporter from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, she was a recipient of the George Garrett Award and in 2010 she was recognized with the 2010 ‘Broadcaster of Tomorrow’ Award by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters.

Nafeesa studied at UBC and majored in Anthropology and minored in Political Science before deciding to enroll in the BCIT Broadcast Journalism program. While at BCIT, she interned at Citytv, CTV British Columbia and CKNW Radio 980.

Nafeesa joined CTV British Columbia in September 2010 as a full-time news writer for CTV News and a fill-in reporter.

In her spare time, she enjoys singing in a choir, SCUBA diving and long-distance running.

Mike Killeen
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Mike Killeen

Mike Killeen is the co-anchor for CTV News weeknights at 6 p.m. along with Tamara Taggart and co-anchor for CTV News weekdays at 12 Noon along with Coleen Christie

Mike became the full time anchor of CTV News at Six on January 3, 2011 and has helped steer live coverage of some of our province’s most important stories, including the BC Liberal Leadership convention and the Stanley Cup riot where Mike and Tamara anchored award winning coverage of a terrible night that left parts of downtown Vancouver in ruins.

Before moving to the anchor desk, Mike was CTV’s 2010 Olympics reporter, where for six years he covered the countdown to our games live from Salt Lake City, Prague, Singapore, Torino, Beijing and across the province.

As the iconic Olympic Flame drew ever closer to a city it would change forever, Mike co-anchored CTV News: Olympic Edition every afternoon live from Robson Street in downtown Vancouver as thousands of people gathered to share their Olympic experience with CTV. He also hosted the nine-hour marathon broadcast on the flame’s arrival, a show that aired across the country and attracted millions of viewers.

A former weekend anchor of CTV News at Six, Mike is an award-winning journalist who’s been honoured by the Jack Webster Foundation, the RTNDA International and the BC Association of Broadcasters for “School Colours”, a five-part series on the impact of immigration on B.C.’s education system. Mike has also worked in radio and television in Asia, including Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he covered the 1997 handover of the former British Colony to China.

In 2011, The Georgia Straight annual readers’ choice poll “Best of Vancouver” named Mike and Tamara ‘Best Local TV Anchors’.

Born and raised here, Mike was first pointed in the direction of broadcast journalism by a counsellor at Hillside Secondary in West Vancouver who thought the young student had the right stuff for a career in the public eye.

Mike is a graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Communications program and joined CTV British Columbia in August, 2001. He is married, has two sons and when Mike’s not on the air, he enjoys playing beer-league hockey, golf and hiking the North Shore mountains.

Michael Kuss
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Michael Kuss

Michael Kuss originally studied at the University of Victoria before following his dream to become a meteorologist by completing degrees in Meteorology and Communications/Journalism from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kuss went on to intern with NBC affiliates in St. Louis and Eugene, Oregon, before returning to Canada in 1994 as RDTV’s on-air meteorologist in Red Deer, Alberta. There, he also anchored weekend sports and hosted a daytime talk show.

Kuss moved to Toronto in 1996 to become The Weather Network’s only full-time on-air meteorologist. One year later, he moved back to Alberta to help launch Edmonton’s A-Channel (now Citytv) as their meteorologist, becoming one of Edmonton’s most popular television personalities and one of the country’s most accurate forecasters in the process. Kuss returned to Toronto in 2001 to anchor the weather on Global Ontario’s weekday supper hour and late night newscasts, before joining Toronto’s Citytv in 2006.

Kuss is married with two children, with another on the way.

Jeff Lawrence
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Jeff Lawrence

Jeff Lawrence is an online reporter and editor for CTV British Columbia.

Since joining CTV he’s reported on a range of stories, from Harlem Shake fever to the spate of shooting deaths in Surrey, B.C.

Jeff has provided breaking news coverage on numerous events including the swift closure of the Kitsilano Coast Guard base and the bizarre, sad story of Elisa Lam, the young Vancouver woman who was found dead inside a water tank at the Los Angeles hotel she disappeared from.

Prior to CTV, Jeff has written lifestyle stories for The Province and has served as Managing Editor for Sad Magazine, an arts and culture quarterly based in Vancouver. He’s had the pleasure of interviewing Canadian artists such as Thunderheist, The Hidden Cameras and Patrick Wolf.

Hailing from the sun-soaked Okanagan Valley, Jeff moved to Vancouver in 2003 and later graduated from Langara College’s journalism program. It was at Langara where he won a Jack Webster Student Journalism Award.

Ann Luu
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Ann Luu

Ann Luu is the Co-Host and Traffic Specialist for CTV Morning Live at CTV British Columbia.

Raised in the Lower Mainland, Ann has worked in radio and television for the past five years primarily as a weather and traffic specialist for CHMJ-AM 730; 100.5 The Peak FM (CKPK-FM); 93.7 JRfm (CJJR-FM); CBC Television Vancouver and most recently for The Early Edition with CBC Radio One.

Ann has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Lethbridge in Anthropology and upon completing her education; she decided to return to the West Coast to pursue her life long dream of broadcasting where she enrolled at Columbia Academy earning a scholarship and her Broadcast Performing Arts Diploma.

In 2003, she decided to travel to Beijing, China as a program adviser with the Youth International Internship.

Named as “One of the Top 10 Beautiful People in British Columbia” from TV Week Magazine in 2009; Ann is married and in her spare time, she loves to hike and ski on the local mountains and have long walks with her two Boston terrier dogs.

Andrea Menard
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Andrea Menard

Andrea Menard is the host for CTV British Columbia’s First Story – an aboriginal current affairs weekly show that has been running for 14 seasons.

Andrea is an acclaimed Métis singer, actor, writer and ambassador.

From two new collections of uplifting songs to be recorded, a collection of new orchestrated material, a new television series, to a screenplay taking up much of her time, the Métis songstress lends her talents to the international stage as well as to the music and film industries.

She has starred in many films, television shows and plays including the award-winning film adaptation of her one-woman musical stage play The Velvet Devil and many Canadian dramatic series including Rabbit Fall, Moccasin Flats, Verite Films, Wapos Bay and Blackstone.

Andrea is a five-time Gemini nominee for Best Performance, and a multi-award winner for various music awards shows.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking the seawall and exploring Stanley Park.

Kent Molgat
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Kent Molgat

Kent Molgat joined the CTV News team in May 2008. Kent brings 22 years of reporting experience to the job. He’s well known to the news viewers in the Okanagan region after spending most of that time at CHBC Television.

Kent Molgat joined the CTV News team in May 2008.

Kent brings 22 years of reporting experience to the job. He’s well known to the news viewers in the Okanagan region after spending most of that time at CHBC Television.

The people and places of the region are his specialty, but it’s his investigative work that’s most recognized by his peers. He’s won provincial and national distinctions for it, and in 2006, he was awarded the Jack Webster Award for Best Television reporting in British Columbia.

Kent grew up in the Metro Vancouver area and graduated from BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program in 1986.

He lives in Kelowna with his wife and two young daughters.

Julie Nolin
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Julie Nolin

Julie Nolin is a reporter for CTV News British Columbia since April 2013.

Born in Calgary, Julie started her media career as an intern at CTV in Lethbridge in 1990. She moved onto print media as a newspaper reporter, editor and photographer – later returning to television news in 1996.

Julie has worked all over the prairies, including CTV Saskatoon in 2000-2002. From 2002-2005, she became the late night anchor, reporter, and producer for Citytv Edmonton. In 2005, she ventured to the West Coast to become a six o’clock host and reporter for Citytv Vancouver. After the newscast was cancelled, Julie became an anchor/reporter for CHEK News in Victoria until 2009.

It was during her time on Vancouver Island that she returned to school, obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University. She completed part of her studies in Jinan, China, graduating in 2010. That same year, she became a communications instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology; through the support of BCIT, she was able to take her expertise to the World Media Academy in New Delhi, India – volunteering there as a TV trainer and curriculum advisor for four months in 2012. After travelling to Malaysia, and winding her way through West & East Europe to teach intercultural communication and negotiation for business, she has retired her suitcases for the time being – and realizes there is no place like home!

She has won several journalism awards for her work as a reporter, producer, host, and documentary director.

In her spare time, Julie is an avid reader – and loves to cook for her husband and two sons. They enjoy walking or cycling on the beautiful trails around False Creek with their West Highland Terrier, Maggie.

Shannon Paterson
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Shannon Paterson

Shannon Paterson is a reporter for CTV News British Columbia.

After attending the BCIT Broadcast Journalism program in 1996, Shannon started her broadcast career at CHNL Radio in Kamloops in 1997, where she was a news radio announcer and reporter.

In 1998, she moved back to the coast to work as a producer and reporter for CKNW 980 Radio. There she wrote, produced and broadcast numerous long-form documentaries and investigative reports, including “Mourning Mothers”, which won her a Jack Webster Award for ‘Best Radio Feature’ in 2001.

She joined CTV British Columbia in the fall of 2002.

Shannon specializes in real estate reporting and in 2007; she was nominated for a Jack Webster Award for ‘Business, Industry and Economics’ for her work on the “Riverbend” pre-sale scandal.

She won the Webster Award in the same category in 2009 for her reporting on Vancouver’s condo market crash. She was part of a team of reporters that won ‘Best News Reporting’ in 2008 for CTV’s investigation into the death of Robert Dziekanski.

Shannon considers the Olympic as the highlight of her career. In the months leading up to and during the games, she was CTV British Columbia’s Olympic Business Reporter. She reported on everything from ticket and merchandise sales to how the games impacted local businesses. Her favourite moment was a live reporter on Granville Street where a crowd surrounded her and spontaneously starting singing “O’ Canada”.

Jason Pires
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Jason Pires

Jason Pires is a Sportscaster for CTV News at 11:30 at CTV British Columbia. He joined CTV British Columbia in March 2008 as a Sportscaster for CTV News at Six: Weekend Edition.

Born and raised in Victoria, Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Victoria, and a Broadcast Journalism diploma from BCIT, before starting his broadcasting career in his hometown in 2000 as a news reporter for CHEK-TV.

In 2001, Jason helped launch a brand new television station in B.C.’s capital (now known as CTV Vancouver Island) and served as its original sports director/anchor/reporter. Under his leadership, the sports department established itself as a market leader for Vancouver Island sports coverage. After more than six years at /A Vancouver Island (now CTV Vancouver Island), Jason was ready for a new challenge – and with the lure of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, he jumped at the chance to join the sports department at CTV British Columbia, the official Olympic network.

Without a doubt, Jason’s career highlight so far was covering the Olympics and Paralympics in Vancouver/Whistler. He knows that in terms of magnitude, it will be hard to top the 2010 Games. But another long Stanley Cup run by the Vancouver Canucks would come close as well as covering the inaugural MLS season of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Another memorable moment was when he went down to Phoenix to cover Steve Nash’s back-to-back NBA MVP awards. Jason received an Edward R. Murrow award for producing a special profile on Nash – who was Jason’s childhood soccer and baseball teammate back in Victoria.

Along with a passion for sports journalism, Jason loves to travel. He has visited over 25 countries – most recently Brazil, the site of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. Naturally, he would love to return there to cover those two major sporting events.

Jason also enjoys volunteering at various community events and fundraisers including the B.C. Cancer Foundation’s Ride to Conquer Cancer, the Kids Help Phone Walk, the Children’s Wish Foundation, the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, and a handful of charity golf tournaments.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys running the seawall, trying to improve his golf game and sampling the diverse selection of great restaurants Vancouver has to offer.

Kelvin Redvers
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Kelvin Redvers

Kelvin Redvers is a multiple award-winning Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer.

Kelvin Redvers is a multiple award-winning Aboriginal filmmaker and television producer. Born and raised in the small town of Hay River in the Northwest Territories, he started his career while still in high school, doing projects on various Aboriginal topics for local First Nations. At the age of 15 Redvers started a video production company called Crosscurrent Productions. In his spare time, he made fictional short films with his classmates that went on to win national and international awards at film festivals around the world.

Attending Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on full scholarship, Redvers continued film work on both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal topics, continually achieving success at film festivals in Canada and abroad. At age 21 Redvers had his first broadcast credit when “The Making of a Haida Totem Pole” aired nationwide on Bravo! Canada. Two projects Redvers worked on are also on archive at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Redvers graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BFA, major in film production and was awarded the Gordon Shrum Gold Medal, the most prestigious award available to any student at SFU.

After the successful project “Our First Voices” for the Knowledge Network, Redvers was hired on as a producer on the acclaimed Aboriginal current affairs show CTV First Story, where the first episode he produced, “Black Blood,” went on to win the prestigious Jack Webster Award for best in B.C. journalism in the category of Science, Environment, Technology and Health. The same episode also went on to win the RTDNA Trina McQueen Award for Best News Information Program in B.C., and his episode “Death of a Carver” won the same award the following year.

He has recently finished a Bravo!FACT short film called “The Dancing Cop,” and is beginning to work on his first feature film. He always makes time to return home to N.W.T. for hunting, fishing and taking part in traditional activities, staying true to his Chipwyan roots.

Norma Reid
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Norma Reid

Norma Reid is the weekend co-anchor alongside Scott Roberts for CTV News at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at CTV British Columbia.

Norma has been a journalist for nearly a decade. Her live reporting from CTV’s Chopper 9 during the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot helped CTV BC team win the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.

As a reporter Norma has covered major news stories such as the 2010 Olympic Games; the RCMP shootings in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan and the hunt for Ryan Jenkins, one of America’s most wanted men.

It doesn’t matter the story, Norma will find a way to tell it. When victims of the Japan earthquake arrived in Vancouver, Norma was one of the first on scene at YVR to tell their stories. She has spent nights in the Downtown East Side; reported from the Odyssey the night the legendary club closed its doors; and for weeks Norma rode the wave of excitement covering the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs. But her heart is in breaking news. As News Anchor and Co-Host of CTV Morning Live, Norma anchored live major breaking news including hostage takings, the Prince George mill explosion, and the aftermath of the 7.7 earthquake that shook BC’s north-central coast in 2012. She’s covered international stories such as the 2012 U.S. Presidential Debate and the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

Norma has interviewed politicians, celebrities and sports stars including Carly Rae Jepsen, Christine Sinclair, Sir Richard Branson and founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey.

She has appeared on CTV National News, CTV News Channel, CNN, CNN International and HLN.

Prior to joining CTV BC, Norma worked as an anchor/producer/live reporter and fill in Weather Anchor for CTV stations in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert Saskatchewan. She began her career interning at CKBI Radio in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan where she offered to clean the toilets just for experience at the station.

When not working, Norma spends a great deal of time volunteering with various charities and organizations in the Lower Mainland including the Kids Help Phone, BC Oral Cancer, Union Gospel Mission, CH.I.L.D. Foundation and the Richmond Animal Protection Society.

Norma is a proud graduate of the University of Regina School of Journalism.

She grew up on her 4th generation family farm in Smeaton Saskatchewan, where she spent most of her time in the rink because she was a competitive figure skater. Born and raised in Canada, Norma is also a dual American citizen.

Norma lives in the West End with her husband. She loves the outdoors and her family’s cabin in Northern Saskatchewan.

When she’s not engaging with her followers on Twitter, Norma is in Stanley Park on her bike.

Scott Roberts
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Scott Roberts

Scott Roberts is the weekend anchor and weekday reporter for CTV News at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. at CTV British Columbia.

Scott joined the Vancouver newsroom in April 2012. Since then, he’s travelled throughout the province to cover some of the most high-profile stories in B.C. He was in Peachland, when wildfire threatened the entire community. He went to Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Prince George to investigate pipeline concerns in the north. And he travelled to Battle Creek, Michigan to bring viewers a special series on the Enbridge oil spill, and how it could affect a pipeline proposal in B.C.

In Edmonton, Scott was part of the team honoured with RTNDA awards for best newscast and best continuing coverage of the Slave Lake wildfires. He also covered provincial politics extensively, including one-on-one specials with both sitting premiers during his time in Alberta.

As a graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Journalism in Toronto, Scott’s professional life began as a print journalist at The Toronto Star. Moving on from there, he wrote for The Globe and Mail before heading to Alberta and turning to television.

Born and raised in Dresden, Ontario Scott grew up in a horse racing community and still enjoys watching the sport. He’s an avid runner and takes full advantage of outdoor life in Vancouver.

Wayne Roberts
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Wayne Roberts

Wayne Roberts is a proud member of the Haida, Tsimshian and Co-Salish Nations. Wayne studied at Columbia Academy for Broadcasting Arts/Journalism and continued his studies at Capilano University for Film and Television Production.
Wayne Roberts is from the Raven Clan. His First Nation name is Tanu. Roberts is proud to be from the Haida, Tsimshian and Co-Salish Nations. Wayne studied at Columbia Academy for Broadcasting Arts/Journalism and continued his studies at Capilano University for Film and Television Production.
Roberts is thrilled to re-join CTV First Story in 2012.
Roberts started his career as a Classic Rock DJ at CFNR in Terrace BC. Wayne worked with CBC Radio One in Prince George BC. Roberts has worked with APTN National News as a Video Journalist in Toronto and Vancouver.
For over five years Wayne takes pride in telling First Nations, Métis and Inuit stories. Wayne has travelled to several Aboriginal and remote communities across Canada to get the heart of the story. As a CTV documentary story teller Wayne has covered the Mohawk Iron workers who built New York’s skyline. Roberts also has been on top of the controversial Enbridge pipeline and oil-tankers.
As a reporter Wayne covered the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver BC. Wayne has reported on several stories on the Missing Aboriginal Women in Canada and the Missing Women’s Inquiry of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside extensively. Roberts has a niche to tell political stories and enjoys covering sports from Aboriginal NHL superstars to First Nations NASCAR drivers and Aboriginal Olympians. Roberts enjoys covering First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists and entertainers across the country.
Roberts has a talent for film and television production. His hobbies include playing golf, ice-hockey and writing feature films.
Pieter Romer
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Pieter Romer

Pieter Romer is a multi-award winning journalist with over a decade of experience producing Aboriginal stories.

As Senior Producer of CTV’s trail-blazing Aboriginal documentary series, First Story, Romer has guided his team to numerous prestigious television awards provincially and nationally. Romer’s ability to dig deep into the heart of a story is reflected in his international experience documenting the Ainu of Japan, to digging in the dusty archives of New York’s Museum of Natural History with the Haida Repatriation committee, to tackling climate change in Old Crow, Yukon. This BC Nisga’a Wolf is proud to break barriers and make history with CTV First Story.

Lisa Rossington
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Lisa Rossington

In August 2003, CTV News reporter Lisa Rossington was in Kelowna covering the Okanagan Park forest fire when suddenly winds sent the fire towards a neighborhood. Residents scrambled to escape. In the chaos one woman couldn’t find her car keys. After a frantic search, Rossington and photographer used the light on the camera to find her keys — in the trunk of her car.

Hundreds of homes were eventually devastated by the fire.

Rossington’s report that night contributed to CTV News winning the 2004 Radio and Television News Directors Award for spot news.

It was one of BC’s most significant stories, and Rossington has covered many of them.

She was in Hartley Bay hours after the Queen of the North sank.

She reported live from GM Place when Vancouver was awarded the 2010 Olympics.

She was at Vancouver International Airport when air travel was suspended on September 11, 2001.

That live report was part of the CTV evening newscast nominated for a Gemini award.

She was on the scene minutes after UBC student Graham Mcmynn was kidnapped.

And for the past five years Rossington has covered every angle of the Robert Pickton case.

She was the recipient of the 2002 Jack Webster award for her coverage of the Pickton investigation.

In 2007 she was again nominated for a Jack Webster award for her reports on the Pickton trial.

Rossington was also recognized for her stories on the Heather Thomas murder investigation, and the subsequent interview with her killer Shane Ertmoed.

The stories received the RTNDA award for best continuing coverage in 2001 as well as the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters Award for Excellence in News reporting.

Rossington was also nominated for a Jack Webster award that year.

Rossington primarily covers law and order in BC’s criminal justice system but she has initiated several investigative stories.

When Rossington revealed in a series of reports honorary consul of the Czech Republic, Kevin Newman, was being sued for fraud, he was removed by the Czech Embassy in Ottawa.

During an undercover sting Rossington showed some taxi drivers in downtown Vancouver illegally refusing rides to customers. The stories prompted strict new regulations by the BC government.

She also unraveled the story of a Toronto based bank financing mortgages for Port Moody homes where police found pot growing operations.

Rossington joined CTV news in 1998 after working CHNL Radio in Kamloops.

Perry Solkowski
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Perry Solkowski

Perry Solkowski is CTV Sportscaster and CTV Sports Director for CTV News British Columbia.

Perry has been anchoring Sports at CTV since the station began in 1997 (Vancouver Television).

In those early years, he travelled on the road as part of the Vancouver Canucks and yes, even the Vancouver Grizzlies broadcasts.

He continues to be part of live events as part of TSN’s MLS coverage of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

You can always find him on the anchor desk at CTV News at Noon and at 6 p.m. newscasts.

Although covering professional athletes is always the foundation, he has spent the last eleven years as the host of Perry’s Prospect; a Thursday segment wish is all about the kids.

In 2012, Solkowski enjoyed working at the London Summer Olympics where four of those one time Perry’s Prospects were actually competing in the Games.

Solkowski, a two-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award, can still be found on the sidelines of local soccer fields almost every weekend.

Brent Shearer
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Brent Shearer

Brent Shearer is a news anchor for CTV News British Columbia.

Brent starts his day early as the CTV Morning Live news anchor and news producer.

He joined CTV News as a news reporter in September 2010 after working with our sister television station, CTV Two Vancouver Island (formerly known as /A Vancouver Island). He has worked in radio and spent time behind the camera as a videographer.

When he’s not working, you can usually find him exploring the mountains. Brent is an avid skier and snowboarder during the winter months, and spends the rest of the year mountain biking and trail running. In summer 2012 he tackled Ironman Canada.

Brent has a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and earned a broadcast journalism diploma at the B.C. Institute of Technology.

Les Staff
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Les Staff

Les Staff is the News Director for CTV News British Columbia.

Les has been the News Director since December 2012. He joined CTV British Columbia in November of 2007. Prior to this, Les was the News Director at CTV Saskatoon. Over the two decades, Les has worked in TV News. He has been a reporter, anchor and producer.

Receiving his education at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Les hails from Saskatchewan and began his career in one of Canada’s smallest TV markets. He has also worked in this country’s largest market, Toronto.

While working as a reporter, Les won the Radio and Television News Directors Award (RTNDA) for Investigative Reporting. Les’ documentary, “Nowhere to Hide” explored the terrifying reality of women being stalked by men. Following the documentary, legislative changes were made to tighten up the laws prohibiting this crime to better protect people from harassment.

Les and his wife Corry are avid skiers and enjoy the outdoors. They truly enjoy life in British Columbia and the fantastic lifestyle this province has to offer.

Lynda Steele
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Lynda Steele

Lynda Steele is CTV British Columbia’s consumer reporter and host of Steele On Your Side.

A graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program, Lynda was born in Edmonton and grew up in Hinton, Alberta.

The distinguished journalist has worked at CKVU-TV, CITV Edmonton and CBC Edmonton. She was the anchor of Global Edmonton’s Early News and News Hour from 1995 to 2011.

Lynda has been repeatedly honoured and recognized for her television work. Her accolades include the Canadian Professional Television Associations’ (CANPRO) Gold Award for ‘Best Feature Reporting’ in Canada and Western Association of Broadcasters for ‘Broadcaster of the Year’ in 2008.

The Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (AMPIA) named her ‘Best Female News Anchor’, ‘Best Host’ and ‘Best Journalist’, and she was awarded for the ‘Best Light Information Program’ for Lynda Steele Presents, a special half hour interview series.

Laptop Diaries, her first book, was published in 2007. It chronicles a collection of Lynda’s columns which originally appeared in the Edmonton Journal newspaper. All of the proceeds went to Edmonton-area women shelters.

Lynda was awarded the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) ‘Outstanding Community Service Award’ in 2007 for her community involvement and extraordinary leadership.

In their spare time, Lynda and her husband enjoy strolling on the seawall, exploring the city and enjoying dining out at the restaurants that make up Vancouver’s vibrant food scene.

Carrie Stefanson
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Carrie Stefanson

Carrie Stefanson is an award-winning journalist with an extensive career in broadcast journalism.

She joined CTV British Columbia in 2006 and has since filled many positions in the newsroom, including Reporter, Assignment Editor, Producer and Senior Researcher. Carrie is a recipient of the B.C. Association of Broadcasters award for Excellence in Journalism and has won awards from the Radio and Television News Directors Association and the Canadian Association of Journalists.

Carrie’s career began in the mid 1980’s when she was designated “The Expo 86 Reporter” for a Vancouver radio station. “I couldn’t believe my luck. I was talking to fascinating visitors from all over the world and getting paid for it!” She considers it a privilege to be invited into the lives of strangers who willingly share their stories with CTV.

Carrie grew up in Prince George, finished high school in Nanaimo and attended university in Victoria. She is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism Program at BCIT, where she continues to teach on a part-time basis.

She is an avid swimmer, cyclist and runner, but her favourite hobby is building sandcastles with her son.

Tamara Taggart
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Tamara Taggart

On January 3, 2011, Tamara Taggart became part of the full time anchor team for CTV News at Six along with Mike Killeen. Taggart is a third generation Vancouverite. Growing up, she worked hard at various part-time jobs (cleaning stables, selling shoes, developing x-rays, cashier) to put herself through school. It was at BCIT where the “broadcasting bug” bit her.

After graduating in Broadcast Communications, Tamara’s jobs took her from radio to concert promoting. All that hard work paid off…in 1997 the world of television came knocking and life hasn’t been the same since.

Many doors have opened for Tamara – and she’s walked through every single one of them, never looking back. It was the CTV’s Community Calendar In Touch (now called Making A Difference) that started it all; from there she co-hosted the Vancouver Breakfast show and then entertainment during the evening news.

Tamara Taggart was chosen to represent CTV British Columbia on CTV’s national news team broadcasting from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Tamara has been with CTV British Columbia for 13 years, including stints as co-host of Vancouver Breakfast as well as the weathercaster for CTV News at Five, CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30.

For two years Tamara spent weekends redecorating homes around Metro Vancouver as the host of the HGTV Canada’s hit show Love It or Lose It. Homeowners took their chances with a mystery designer and Tamara’s was there every step of the way, having the time of her life. It was the perfect way for this home reno fan to spend her free time!

Tamara has appeared as a journalist in feature films including AntiTrust, Josie and the Pussy Cats, Halloween 8, Along Came a Spider, and has appeared in several television series including Robson Arms, Cold Squad and Touching Evil.

The Georgia Straight Annual Reader’s Choice Poll has named Tamara as Best Local TV Weather Person and Best Local TV Personality from 2002 to 2009. She was honoured as the “Woman of the Year” at the Consumer’s Choice Awards in 2003 and has graced the cover of TV Week Magazine many times – she was also named one of B.C.’s Ten Most Beautiful People. Tamara’s wedding in 2006 was featured on the cover of TV Week and Real Weddings Magazine. She was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Host, Lifestyles Series for Love It or Lose It in 2005 and 2006. The TV Week Readers’ Choice Awards named Tamara their Favourite TV Personality (2006-2009), Favourite Weather Personality (2006-2007) and Favourite TV Special Features Reporter (2006-2009). The WestEnder Newspaper Readers’ Poll has voted Tamara “Best Weathercaster” and “Favourite Television Personality” (2006 – 2010).

Tamara sits on the board at The Kettle Friendship Society, which provides support and services to mental health consumers in Vancouver — she is also a board member for the Pacific Parkland Foundation, which raises funds for special projects in regional parks & fosters public awareness of the regional park system. For the past two years Tamara has been a board member for The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. She also supports the Developmental Disabilities Association and The BC Centre for Ability and looks forward to making a positive difference.

On August 21, 2009 Tamara co-hosted with Regis Philbin of Live! With Regis and Kelly in New York City. Tamara was the only Canadian broadcaster picked out of thousands to co-host. An experience of a lifetime, Tamara sat beside Regis for an hour interviewing Renee Zellweger and Geraldo Rivera. That show received a whopping 52% increase in Canadian viewership.

During the 2010 Winter Olympic Games Tamara was the National Weathercaster for CTV.

Tamara and two close friends opened EiO: A Kids Store in Vancouver – yet another creative outlet for this busy mom who loves talking to other parents about what they find works for their own families.

Tamara and her husband David welcomed their son Beckett into the world on August 2, 2007, daughter Zoë arrived on September 24, 2008 and daughter Poppy arrived on August 16, 2010. They also share their home with their Airedale terrier, Stanley. In her spare time Tamara enjoys gardening, shopping and playing outside with her family.

Ed Watson
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Ed Watson

Ed Watson is a Legislative Reporter and the Victoria Bureau Chief for CTV News British Columbia.

Ed Watson is a Legislative Reporter and the Victoria Bureau Chief for CTV News British Columbia.

After working in the broadcasting industry for more than 30 years, Ed is back at the helm as the Legislative Reporter and Victoria Bureau Chief for CTV British Columbia since February 2012.

Ed’s career began in Alberta as an anchor/reporter for CKRD-TV Red Deer, ITV (CITV) Edmonton (now Global Edmonton) and CFCN Calgary (CTV Calgary). He returned to B.C. in 1984 as a reporter and Night Final anchor for CBC Vancouver. Four years later he moved back to Victoria and began covering the B.C. Legislature for the CBC. From 1997 to 2001, Ed was VTV’s political correspondent and then from 2001 to 2004 he was the Legislative Bureau Chief for CTV British Columbia. He joined CH Television (CHEK-TV) in Victoria in 2004 as a senior news anchor for CH News and in 2010, just before the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, Ed came back to CTV British Columbia as the Assignment Desk Editor.

His work has been recognized with national and regional awards for excellence in journalism including an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gold Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, multiple Radio and Television News Directors Association awards along with an award and a journalistic fellowship from the Jack Webster Foundation.

Born and raised in Victoria, he attended Belmont Secondary School and graduated from BCIT’s Journalism program.

He is married and has three children. Ed enjoys cooking, hockey, sailing and gardening. In the past few years, Ed has run his own video production and media training company.

Andrew Weichel
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Andrew Weichel

Andrew Weichel joined CTV British Columbia as an online reporter and editor in June 2009.

Since coming on board he’s covered municipal, provincial and federal elections as well as numerous local and national Supreme Court decisions, including landmark cases on the Insite safe injection facility and physician-assisted suicide.

He also reported on the riots that erupted at the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Occupy Vancouver protest and B.C.’s historic harmonized sales tax referendum. His contributions helped earn CTV a coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Website in 2010.

Before signing on with CTV News, Andrew worked as a film critic and newspaper reporter for WE in Vancouver, covering local park board and school board issues as well as the arts. He has also worked as a videographer on projects for the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver School Board and YWCA.

The B.C. native grew up in the Southern Okanagan before attending the University of British Columbia and earning a journalism diploma from Langara College.

Maria Weisgarber
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Maria Weisgarber

Maria Weisgarber is a reporter for CTV News British Columbia.

For more than a decade, Maria has been working as a journalist in Metro Vancouver. Born in New Westminster, she spent most of her school years in Prince George after her family moved north. Her love of writing brought her back to the south coast and led her to the broadcast journalism program at BCIT.

Over the course of her career, Maria has had the chance to try out many different roles: from radio reporter to anchor to TV host. She has also travelled to cover breaking news across the province and beyond. She is proud to have contributed to CTV’s coverage of the 2009 wildfires in Kelowna, which was named the ‘Best Newscast’ by the Radio and Television News Directors Association.

Maria always enjoys meeting new people and finding a way to tell their stories. In her spare time, Maria likes to travel, read, watch movies and drink B.C. wine.

Darcy Wintonyk
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Darcy Wintonyk

Darcy Wintonyk is the senior online producer for CTV British Columbia

Darcy Wintonyk is the senior online producer for CTV British Columbia, overseeing daily operations for bc.ctvnews.ca.

An Ontario native, Darcy joined the station in 2005 shortly after moving to Vancouver to complete a Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of British Columbia.

She’s done almost every job in the newsroom, from broadcast writing to chase and field producing news and weather segments for CTV News at Five, Six and 11:30.

From 2011 to 2013, Darcy produced consumer features for Steele on Your Side alongside host Lynda Steele, taking home the 2013 Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) continuing coverage award for an in-depth investigation into defective Whirlpool washing machines.

The series uncovered flooding problems with one of Whirlpool’s most popular washer models, forcing the world’s largest appliance manufacturer to pay the expensive insurance deductibles of dozens of affected consumers and issue a public apology.

Darcy also took home a 2005 Jack Webster Award for health reporting for “Teen Hearing,” a feature exploring the dangers of using portable music devices.

Her coverage of the massive 2008 Sea-to-Sky rockslide helped earn CTV British Columbia a coveted International RTNDA Edward R Murrow Award for Best Breaking News in 2009.

In spring 2010, Darcy spent a month travelling through east Africa interviewing former child soldiers and child mothers as part of a Jack Webster Seeing the World Through New Eyes Fellowship for dynamic young journalists.

Her Africa coverage was shortlisted for a national Beyond Borders Media Award in fall 2010.

In her spare time, Darcy enjoys hanging out with her Norfolk terrier, Murphy Brown, named after the fictional recovering alcoholic television journalist played by Candice Bergen in the 1980s and 1990s.

Jonathan Woodward
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Jonathan Woodward

Jon Woodward is a multiple award-winning reporter for CTV News British Columbia.

Since Jon joined CTV British Columbia in 2007, he has dug up documents and used hidden cameras to get at the province’s major stories, investigating the Lower Mainland gang wars, covering civil unrest at the Vancouver Olympics, and writing exclusive stories about the downfall of several B.C. ministers. He is the only reporter to have interviewed convicted serial killer Robert Pickton.

Jon has won an international Edward R. Murrow award for an investigation into the failure of B.C. casinos to protect problem gamblers – a series that led to a review of their program in 2011. That he also won for an investigation into a “natural health doctor” who claimed to cure cancer with herbal pills. The Canadian Bar Association honoured Jon with a Certificate of Merit for his reporting on how a botched federal government legal strategy encouraged payments to human smugglers.

Before joining CTV, Jon was the associate producer on The Pig Farm, a documentary about the case of Vancouver’s missing women. The film meticulously documented how opportunities to save the women were missed over the course of a decade. Jon was one of a team of three producers awarded a Gemini Award, the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.

He has reported from a civil war in Uganda, Africa, for the CBC, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, and TIME Magazine. He was awarded the Canadian Press Freedom Award in 2005 and a Jack Webster fellowship in 2009. He has also been nominated twice for Jack Webster Awards.

Jon has a degree in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver. He trained at the country’s best J-School: the Ubyssey student newspaper.

Charles Wright
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Charles Wright

Senior Director Charles Wright has lived and worked in Australia, Switzerland and England, but he’s called Vancouver home for most of his life.

Charles got an early start to his television career: at age 17 he was one of Canada’s youngest live TV directors. His early credits include CKVU’s Vancouver Show, CBC’s Driver’s Seat, and numerous commercials and corporate videos.

In the early 1990s Charles was recruited by Telus to run that company’s in-house video production unit. During his tenure there Charles won a number of national and international awards, including Best Employee Communication Video at the prestigious International Television Association Awards in London, England.

Charles was part of the start-up team when CTV British Columbia signed on (as VTV) in 1997. Originally brought aboard to produce and direct Vancouver Breakfast, Charles soon moved to the news department where he continues to direct CTV News at Six.

Charles lives in downtown Vancouver with his teenaged son.

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