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 >former faces

Here's a look at personalities who used to work on-screen for local TV stations, listed alphabetically by last name:

Bridgitte Anderson
Then: 11pm anchor (1997?-1999), 6pm anchor (1999-2002), weekend anchor (2002-2004), CIVT
Now: Anchor, "AM Business", Report on Business Television (
Bio from robtv.com)

Ravi Baichwal
Then: 6pm anchor (1999-2002), 5pm anchor (2002-2003), CIVT
Now: Weekend Morning Anchor, CTV Newsnet (
Bio from ctv.ca)

Denelle Balfour
Then: Producer, writer and substitute anchor, CHAN; Reporter and substitute anchor, CIVT
Now: Reporter, CTV National (Bio from ctv.ca)

Satinder Bindra
Then: Reporter, CIVT
Now: India Correspondent/ New Delhi Bureau Chief, CNN (Bio from CNN.com)

Alan Carter
Then: Reporter, CKVU
Now: Morning anchor, CIII Toronto (
Bio from Global Ontario)

Steve Chao
Then: Reporter, CIVT
Now: Reporter, CTV National (Bio from ctv.ca)

Jasbir Cheema
Then: Anchor, CHNM "Channel M News: Punjabi Edition"
Now: Candidate for Surrey North MP (Conservative) (Candidate List from Conservative Party of Canada)

Barbara Lee Edwards
Then: Reporter, CKVU
Afterwards: Anchor, CKY Winnipeg
Now: Anchor, KFMB-TV San Diego (
Bio from kfmb.com)

Brad Fay
Then: Weekend Sports Anchor, CHAN
Now: Anchor, Sportsnet (
Bio from sportsnet.ca)

Dawna Friesen
Then: Reporter/ Substitute Anchor, CBUT
Now: Foreign Correspondent (based in London), NBC (Bio from msnbc.com)

Sarah Galashan
Then: Reporter, CHAN (2001-02); Reporter, CIVT (2002-05)
Now: Alberta bureau chief, CTV National (
Bio from ctv.ca)

Aamer Haleem
Then: "Vancouver Breakfast" Presenter, CIVT
Now: "Top 30 Countdown" Host, VH1 (
Bio from vh1.com)

Kimberly Halkett
Then: Anchor, CIVT "Vancouver News Live @ 11"
Afterwards: Washington DC Correspondent, InterNetwork News (INNX) Now: Washington DC Correspondent/ Producer, GlobalNational

David Jones
Then: Meteorologist, CIVT
Now: Meteorologist, Environment Canada (occasionally appears as substitute meteorologist on CHAN-TV)

Jocelyn Laidlaw
Then: Reporter, CKVU
Now: 5pm anchor, CFCN Calgary (
Bio from cfcn.ca)

Barry MacDonald
Then: Sports anchor, CKVU (-2001); anchor, CHEK "Sports Page" (2001-2004)
Now: Co-host, CKST The Team 1040 "BMac and Ball"

Catherine MacDonald
Then: Reporter, CHEK
Now: Reporter, CIII Toronto (
Bio from Global Ontario)

Lee Mackenzie
Then: Noon anchor, CHEK
Now: Co-owns fabric business (www.batikbutik.com)

Jennifer Mather
Then: 6pm anchor, CKVU
Now: "The Jennifer Mather Show" host, CKNW

Kristina Matisic
Then: 11:30pm anchor/producer, CKVU
Now: Host, "The Shopping Bags" on W Network (Bio from theshoppingbags.com)

Harry Maunu
Then: Reporter, CHEK
Now: Retired

Paul Mennier
Then: Anchor, CIVT "Vancouver News Live @ 6"
Now: Anchor, CKEM Edmonton "A-Channel News @ Six"

Dan O'Toole
Then: Sports Anchor, CKVU
Now: Anchor, TSN "SportsCentre" weekend 7pm and 11pm PT edition (
Bio from tsn.ca)

Michaela Pereira
Then: Host; weather/sports/entertainment reporter, CHEK
Now: Morning anchor, KTLA Los Angeles (
Bio from ktla.com)

Blake Price
Then: Sports Anchor, CKVU
Now: Anchor, TSN "SportsCentre" 11pm PT edition (Bio from tsn.ca)

Alex Robertson
Then: Sports Anchor, CHEK
Afterwards: A director at the Cowichan Regional District
Now: Realtor

Pia Shandel
Then: Co-host/interviewer, "The Vancouver Show", CKVU (1976-early 1980s); Political specialist, CIVI (2001-2004)
Now: Host, CFUN AM 1410
"The Pia Shandel Show"

Tamara Stanners
Then: 6pm anchor, CKVU (1990-1994); Morning Host, CIVT (2002)
Now: Host, "Healthy Home" on HGTV Canada (Bio from healthyhome.tv; Bio from hgtv.ca)
*Note: occasionally fills in as co-host on CKVU's "Breakfast Television"

Lynda Steele
Then: Reporter, CKVU
Now: 6pm and 11pm Co-anchor, CITV Edmonton (Bio from Global Edmonton)

Don Taylor
Then: Sports Anchor, CKVU
Formerly: at CKNW-AM980
Now: Anchor, Sportsnet "SportsCentral" (sportsnet.ca
Bio)

Jody Vance
Then: Sports Anchor, CIVT
Now: Sports Anchor, Sportsnet (sportsnet.ca
Bio)

John Vennavally-Rao
Then: Reporter, CIVT
Now: Reporter, CTV National (Bio from ctv.ca)

Anna Wallner
Then: Fraser Valley bureau chief, then Health reporter, CKVU
Now: Host, "The Shopping Bags" on W Network (
Bio from theshoppingbags.com)

If you know the whereabouts of other former Vancouver on-screen personalities, please email me.


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