On-Air Team Announced for CityNews Vancouver, Launching Sept. 3
– Ashley Burr, Kyle Donaldson, Travis Prasad, Isabelle Raghem, Tom Walsh and David Zura make up the on-air CityNews Vancouver team –
– Local residents will be kept up-to-date on the biggest headlines of the day with one-hour newscasts, broadcast seven days a week at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. PT –
– CityNews teams up with NEWS 1130, Vancouver’s 24-hour all-news radio station, to provide the city’s best source of multiplatform coverage –
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VANCOUVER, July 12, 2018 – Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, CityNews Vancouver will give the city a fresh source of local news. Video Journalists will dig into the community to seek out the hyper-local stories that matter most to Vancouverites to power the CityNews nightly broadcasts – featuring Ashley Burr, Kyle Donaldson, Travis Prasad, Isabelle Raghem, Tom Walsh, and David Zura.
“We’re excited to bring a new news player into the local landscape,” said Kyle Donaldson, Supervising Producer, CityNews Vancouver. “Vancouverites will see a fresh approach to local content, delivered by journalists directly from the scene.”
The launch of CityNews Vancouver on Sept. 3 coincides with the launch of sister CityNews programs in Calgary and Montreal. Beginning Sept. 3, viewers across six of Canada’s largest markets – Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Vancouver – can catch one-hour newscasts with a unique perspective on the local stories that matter most on CityNews at Six at 6 p.m. and CityNews Tonight at 11 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
Joining forces with Vancouver’s most trusted voice in news radio – NEWS 1130 – CityNews Vancouver combines the best of both brands to deliver unparalleled multiplatform news coverage of the greater Vancouver area.
Meet the new CityNews Vancouver Team:
Ashley Burr – Born and raised in the Lower Mainland with a passion for storytelling, Burr is an experienced video journalist, most recently having worked in writing and as an reporter with CKPG in Prince George, AB.
Kyle Donaldson – Donaldson spent the last 12 years as a producer and on-air personality with Breakfast Television Vancouver. Before joining Citytv, Donaldson was a producer for The New VI and A Channel in Victoria, and an anchor, reporter and weather host at CFJC-TV in Kamloops, BC.
Travis Prasad – Born and raised in B.C., Prasad is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at BCIT. Before joining CityNews in 2017, Prasad was a news writer at CTV Vancouver.
Isabelle Raghem – With a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, Raghem is a recipient of ‘The Canadian Press’s Eric Murray Scholarship’ for Aboriginal Persons and Members of a Visible Minority for her 2014 documentary titled Courage Canada: Blind Ice Hockey. Raghem joins CityNews from CHEK News and CHCH, where she held the role of video journalist and assisted with writing and editing.
Tom Walsh – Walsh joined the CityNews team in 2017 and is a regular reporter on Breakfast Television. Walsh has covered African conflict zones and grew up in the United Kingdom.
David Zura – An experienced news reporter and anchor, Zura worked as a local reporter and producer for TVCOGECO in a variety of cities in Ontario, including North Bay, Muskoka region, Windsor and Detroit, Michigan, and most recently, with Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver. Zura is currently doing creative work as host and video journalist for Station 14, a digital video-based news website and app for Kingston, Ontario.
No strangers to local audiences, rounding out the CityNews team will be the veteran Breakfast Television Vancouver reporters Mary Cranston, Thor Diakow and Greg Harper.
Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.
For further information: Michelle Lomack, CityNews, Michelle.Lomack@rci.rogers.com, 416.819.2783; Caitlin Decarie, CityNews, Caitlin.Decarie@rci.rogers.com, 647.299.6733