CHEK News, Weather, Sports, and TV.

Intermittent clouds

Stacy Ross - Anchor, CHEK News at 5 pm

Sssssh. Don’t tell anyone, but Stacy is in her 4th decade living on spectacular Vancouver Island. Most of that time has been spent in Metchosin where she grew up riding and showing her brilliant horses Shasta and Shambles. A proud graduate of Belmont Secondary, Camosun College and the University of Victoria, Stacy’s first job in […]

Ben O'Hara-Byrne - Anchor, CHEK News at 6 pm

Ben took the long way to Victoria from his native Montreal where he began his reporting career in 1999. He’s made stops in Toronto, Ottawa, Beijing and London including as Asia correspondent for Global News and Beijing and London Bureau Chief for CTV News. He’s reported from dozens of countries including Afghanistan, North Korea, Libya, […]

Calvin To – Weekend Anchor

Calvin To is a passionate storyteller who is proud to have made Vancouver Island his home. Calvin comes to CHEK with experience from across the country. He has reported for CTV Toronto, where he covered major stories including the controversial reign of late former mayor Rob Ford. He has also reported for CTV and Global […]

Ed Bain - Weather, CHEK News at 5 pm, 6 pm and 10 pm

Ed Bain has been “The Weather Guy” on CHEK Television since 1999 and continues in that position to this day.   Born in small town Castor Alberta (pop 700…where soap on a rope is considered jewelry) Ed graduated from Theresetta High School in 1973 and by Aug 1974 he had landed his 1st on-air gig […]

Jeff King - Sports Director

Jeff King is what you’d call a “Typical Sports Guy”. He loves to watch sports and play sports and enjoys telling the stories from each and every game. Jeff moved to Victoria in 2001 and joined Chek as the weekend sports anchor. He also discovered the one of the best parts of living in Victoria: […]

Dean Stoltz - Comox Valley Video Journalist

Dean Stoltz spent his childhood in Southern Ontario where he also graduated from Broadcasting school before embarking on his career in 1993. Since then he has worked in a variety of positions in several Canadian cities and has also taught Broadcast Journalism at Conestoga College in Kitchener and Camosun College in Victoria. He came to […]

Kendall Hanson - Nanaimo Video Journalist

For more than a decade Kendall Hanson has been reporting on news north of the Malahat. When he started with CHEK News in 2002 he was based in Port Alberni but has since been relocated to Nanaimo. He’s primarily a regional reporter who loves the wide variety of stories that come with covering such a […]

Veronica Cooper - Feature Reporter

Veronica grew up in Victoria, and considers herself truly blessed to have worked her entire broadcast career at CHEK. Vee has worked as a News Editor, Archivist and Researcher, Weather Host, CHEK Around co-host, Education and Health Reporter, Island 30 Reporter, and is currently the producer of the weekly features Vital People (people making a […]

Tess van Straaten - Reporter

Tess van Straaten is an award-winning journalist with more than 17 years of experience doing everything from news and weather to hosting a live morning show. A fourth-generation Victorian, Tess went to Carleton University in Ottawa and got her first big break working on Parliament Hill as a reporter. Anchor jobs across the country followed […]

April Lawrence - Reporter

April is a proud British Columbian, having lived everywhere from Vanderhoof to Penticton to Vancouver and now beautiful Victoria! April graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in English and Theatre before moving on to BCIT where she earned a Diploma in Broadcast Communications. She started her journalism career in the Okanagan […]

Ceilidh Millar – Weekend Weather and Community Reporter

Ceilidh Millar began reporting at age 16, when she was selected as a student reporter for CBC’s News Day in BC. Her live broadcast, “Fast & Female” told the story of Olympic Gold Medalist Chandra Crawford’s organization and how it is empowering girls through sport. Ceilidh’s report along with the other student stories won The […]
Kevin Charach

Kevin Charach – Sports

After a very successful tenure playing sports (two-time, coed multi-sport intramural champion) Kevin Charach decided to pursue a career in his second favorite pastime…talking about sports. Growing up, it didn’t matter if Kevin was in school, the library (ha!), or any other environment that required silence; Kevin Charach always found a way to talk. With […]

Isabelle Raghem – Reporter

Isabelle Raghem was born and raised in and around the Toronto area but is now proud to call Vancouver Island home. Her reporting career began in Hamilton, Ontario at CHCH News where she spent nearly two years writing, producing and reporting for the morning show and evening newscast. She studied journalism in London, Ontario where […]