Born in Poland, Klaudia Van Emmerik immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was eight years old. She received a double major in French, and German from the University of Victoria.
Van Emmerik attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she received a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. Her first break came at Victoria’s AM 900 Radio in 1998. Not long after, she made the leap into television, and headed north to work at NTV in Dawson Creek.
From there it was back to her hometown of Victoria, where she spent three years reporting and anchoring at CHUM Television. Van Emmerik then spent a year at CFJC Television in Kamloops, reporting and anchoring the 11 PM news. She was thrilled to relocate to Okanagan in 2005, to join the award-winning CHBC Television team.
A huge animal lover, Van Emmerik is a volunteer at the SPCA, a role that is very important to her. Every year she is placed in a dog kennel to raise funds for the shelter. People donate money to help free her, and last year she raised almost ten thousand dollars for the shelter in Kelowna.
The British Columbia SPCA hounored her in 2012 for media excellence, and Shaw presented her with a humanitarian award in 2014.
Van Emmerik loves travelling, and has enjoyed her volunteer work with the elderly, as well as teaching children the importance of literacy.
Her hobbies include reading, skiing, boating, and spending time with family. She also adores her beloved kitty named Madison, adopted from the Kamloops SPCA.
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B.C. Forestry crews are responding to another fire that has broken out near Rock Creek. Continue reading →
Two young men are in critical condition at Vancouver General Hospital after a fiery explosion inside a unit at a Vernon apartment complex. Continue reading →
An Okanagan couple is very angry after their dog was shot in the face by a BB gun… Continue reading →
The B.C. Wildfire Service has confirmed that structures have been lost in am aggressive wildfire burning in the Boundary Region. Continue reading →
A fire that started in Washington State Thursday afternoon has crossed the border and is now burning in the south Okanagan. Continue reading →
The B.C. Wildfire Service says there are 13 new wildfires burning in the Kamloops Fire Centre, which covers the Okanagan. Continue reading →
One of six new ridings in the province, the riding previously known as Okanagan-Coquihalla is now Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola. Continue reading →
Elections Canada has added six new ridings in B.C. and that means boundaries have changed… Continue reading →
Tax breaks. They help bring new life to certain areas and spur more development projects.,, Continue reading →
With so many aspiring filmmakers and animators launching careers in bigger centres like Vancouver and Toronto, efforts are underway to retain more of them here in the Okanagan Valley. Continue reading →
The 26th annual Kelowna Block Party will offer all kinds of activities for everyone in the family. Continue reading →
OSOYOOS – The small community of Anarchist Mountain east of Osoyoos has a new fire chief. The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has appointed Urs Grob as the head of the Anarchist Mountain Fire Department (AMFD). “Mr. Grob is a dedicated fire officer who is passionate about training to do the job right,” says RDOS chair,… Continue reading →
The Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative has set a goal to turn the former CN rail line between the central and north Okanagan into a cycling and hiking trail by the summer of 2017. Continue reading →