Mike Killeen is the co-anchor for CTV News weeknights at 6 p.m. along with Tamara Taggart and co-anchor for CTV News weekdays at 12 Noon along with Coleen Christie
Mike became the full time anchor of CTV News at Six on January 3, 2011 and has helped steer live coverage of some of our province's most important stories, including the BC Liberal Leadership convention and the Stanley Cup riot where Mike and Tamara anchored award winning coverage of a terrible night that left parts of downtown Vancouver in ruins. Before moving to the anchor desk, Mike was CTV's 2010 Olympics reporter, where for six years he covered the countdown to our games live from Salt Lake City, Prague, Singapore, Torino, Beijing and across the province.
As the iconic Olympic Flame drew ever closer to a city it would change forever, Mike co-anchoredCTV News: Olympic Edition every afternoon live from Robson Street in downtown Vancouver.
He also hosted the nine-hour marathon broadcast on the flame's arrival, a show that aired across the country and attracted millions of viewers.
A former weekend anchor of CTV News at Six, Mike is an award-winning journalist who's been honoured by the Jack Webster Foundation, the RTNDA International and the BC Association of Broadcasters for "School Colours," a five-part series on the impact of immigration on B.C.'s education system. Mike has also worked in radio and television in Asia, including Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong, where he covered the 1997 handover of the former British Colony to China.
In 2011, The Georgia Straight annual readers’ choice poll “Best of Vancouver” named Mike and Tamara ‘Best Local TV Anchors.’
Born and raised here, Mike was first pointed in the direction of broadcast journalism by a counsellor at Hillside Secondary in West Vancouver who thought the young student had the right stuff for a career in the public eye.
Mike is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Communications program and joined CTV British Columbia in August, 2001. He is married, has two sons and when Mike's not on the air, he enjoys playing beer-league hockey, golf and hiking the North Shore mountains.
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