Mike Killeen joins CBC Vancouver

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Mike Killeen joins CBC Vancouver

Postby radiofan » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:29 am

Mike Killeen joins Anita Bathe, Johanna Wagstaffe, Dan Burritt and Lien Yeung as host of CBC Vancouver News
CBC Communications · Posted: Nov 05, 2018 7:50 AM PT


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CBC Vancouver today announces the launch of a new host team for its TV newscast programming, CBC Vancouver News.

Starting Monday, Nov. 19, a collective of fresh and seasoned journalists will bring community issues and news that matter most to British Columbians to the forefront, seven days a week: Mike Killeen and Anita Bathe at 6 p.m., together with senior meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe; Dan Burritt at 11 p.m.; and Lien Yeung on the weekends.

"CBC is the national public broadcaster and we have a mandate to provide British Columbians with the most trusted and balanced news possible across a variety of platforms — and TV news, especially local news, is still a vital piece," says Johnny Michel, senior managing director, British Columbia and Alberta.

"And with the changing landscape of media and how our audience consumes their news, not only will our host team be visible on TV, but they will also report across a multitude of media channels, from radio to online. These are talented and award-winning journalists who are genuinely passionate about the news and they represent the new CBC Vancouver News."


Read the full story at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british- ... -1.4892108
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Re: Mike Killeen joins CBC Vancouver

Postby gtbell » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:24 pm

Sad there's no Burritt Bio.
If nothing else watch for him to bring back turtle-neck sweaters and cufflinks!
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Re: Mike Killeen joins CBC Vancouver

Postby jon » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:34 pm

gtbell wrote:Sad there's no Burritt Bio.

From VancouverBroadcasters.com:

Dan Burritt - BCIT Broadcast Journalism graduate 2007; CITR-FM Vancouver 2003-04; Jack Webster Foundation B.C. Hydro Student Journalism Award 2005; news reporter CKNW Vancouver 2006-10; news reporter CKWX Vancouver 2010-12; BCAB Broadcast Performer of Tomorrow Award 2011; news reporter CBC Radio/TV Vancouver 2012-15 and weekend producer/news anchor CBC-TV News Vancouver 2015-current.
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Re: Mike Killeen joins CBC Vancouver

Postby Richard Skelly » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:40 pm

Heartening to learn that Mike has landed feet first at the Mother Corp. Now, if I could only learn if he is the same Mike Killeen who trod the boards in a long ago version of the band Crosstown Bus.

If so, maybe Mike was one of the "special guests" advertised for a farewell gig the current (and final) configuration of the group gave November 2 at the Columbia Theatre in New Westminster. Two original members of Crosstown Bus revived the band around 2005. They primarily worked between Nelson and Penticton where the original Bus took shape back in the late 1960s.
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