CHEK News, Weather, Sports, and TV.

Stacy Ross

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 […]
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 […]
Skye Ryan

Skye Ryan - Nanaimo Video Journalist

Skye Ryan joined CHEK News in 2005, after reporting and anchoring positions in Regina, Prince Albert and Fort St. John, after taking the journalism program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. She won the Jack Webster Award for Best Breaking News Television Reporting in 2017. Skye has traveled the world extensively and is now enjoying […]
Andy Neal

Andy Neal - Host of Morning CHEK

Andy is the host of Morning CHEK, which launched it’s Facebook Live morning updates in December 2017. Andy started working part-time at CHEK in 2011 and then joined as a full-time employee in October 2017 as a Digital Online Producer. A farm boy from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Andy knew early he wanted to be a […]
Tyler Bennett

Tyler Bennett - Sports Videographer

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Tyler has pretty much lived at the local rink, baseball diamond, or sporting event for as long as he can remember. After the dream of playing sports for a living came to an end, the goal went to the next best thing, covering them. Whether it’s calling, shooting or […]
Luisa Alvarez

Luisa Alvarez - Video Journalist

Enterprising and curious, Luisa Alvarez spent time living in Spain. She was born in Colombia and is fluent in Spanish. Luisa credits knowing the language as the reason she was able to connect so well with her community in Madrid. It’s ultimately where her passion for people truly flourished and ignited her to pursue the […]

Kori Sidaway - Video Journalist

From in front of the camera or behind it, storytelling is Kori’s greatest joy. A true west coast girl, Kori grew up on a sailboat, Bowen Island and the North Shore mountains before moving east. Kori graduated from Queen’s University in 2013 with an honours degree in History, and Film & Media then moved her […]