VANCOUVER, August 18, 2023 – A familiar face to British Columbians is coming to Global BC. Today the station announced that Jason Pires is joining BC’s #1 morning show, Global News Morning, starting this fall.
“We are very excited to have Jason join Sonia Sunger, Mark Madryga and Katelin Owsianski on Global News Morning,” said Bhupinder Hundal, News Director and Station Manager, Global BC. “Jason brings a wealth of journalism experience, a deep passion for our community, and telling its stories. His humility and authenticity will be great for our team and the Global BC audience.”
A multiple Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and Edward R. Murrow Award-winner, Pires began his broadcast career at CHEK TV, and then moved to CTV Vancouver Island to be the station’s sports director and anchor/reporter, making his way to metro Vancouver. He was the co-host of CTV Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live for seven years, and most recently was the anchor of CTV News at Noon.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, Jason developed a passion for broadcast news as a young child watching Global BC’s News Hour at 6 with his family. During a trip to Expo ‘86 when he was 12 years old, he visited the BCTV, now Global BC, pavilion and was in awe as he watched the station’s anchors Tony Parsons, Pamela Martin, and Bernie Pascall deliver the news.
“I’m thrilled to start a new chapter at Global BC,” said Jason Pires. “I’m equally ecstatic to be back on the morning shift and get started with my new teammates, especially my co-anchor, the gifted Sonia Sunger. I’m excited to help shape a new era at Global News Morning and offer a dynamic program that continues to be intensely local, informative, trustworthy, and also one that likes to have a bit of fun. It’s a privilege to help viewers start their day and be included in the rhythm of their mornings.”
When he’s not on camera, Jason enjoys running along the seawall with his dog Rosie and supporting multiple local charitable organizations such as Canada Scores, KidSafe, KidSport, Dreams Take Flight, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Backpack Buddies, and the BC Cancer Foundation.
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