Kori Sidaway – Multimedia Journalist

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Kori is a proud, albeit well-travelled, west coaster. She grew up first on a sailboat, then Bowen Island, but for her university studies she wanted to spread her wings. Kori headed east to Ontario, graduating from Queen’s University with an honours degree in History and Film & Media in 2013.

With Ottawa as a home base, Kori then took time to travel India, Nepal, much of Southeast Asia and Europe (with a cheeky ski season sprinkled in) before it was time to settle into a career she’d dreamt of since she was a little girl.

That meant heading back west, into BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program, which she graduated with honours in 2018. That same year she made the jump to CHEK News, starting as an intern before choosing to stay on as a video journalist, then weekend anchor, and now weekday reporter.

Kori is drawn to stories which highlight systemic needs for change, court, and the difficult stores of sexual assault for which she produced a series on in 2021. Her continuing coverage of the escaped Metchosin prisoners’ murder trial in 2022/23 was a career high.

Aside from reporting, Kori has an interest in promoting journalist’s wellness and general mental health. She’s a dog mom to her beloved Mexi-mutt Lola, big on hiking, exploring the Island, and tea, lots of tea.

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