Klaudia Van Emmerik
Born in Poland, Klaudia immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was 8 years old. She spent the rest of her elementary and high school years in Victoria and received a double major in French and German from the University of Victoria. Klaudia then attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she received a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. Her first break in broadcasting came at Victoria’s AM 900 Radio in 1998. A year and half later Klaudia 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. After that, Klaudia spent a year at CFJC Television in Kamloops reporting and anchoring the 11 pm news. She was thrilled to relocate to the Okanagan in December of 2005 to join the award-winning Global Okanagan team.
In her spare time, Klaudia enjoys many hobbies. She loves running, skiing, riding her cruiser bike, boating, reading and sipping red wine (local of course). Travelling is also one of Klaudia’s passions. She has traveled extensively through Europe but admits that she loves to explore the paradise right here in the Okanagan. Klaudia also loves spending time with her parents who live in Victoria and her beloved kitty named Madison adopted from the Kamloops SPCA. When she’s not working, Klaudia, who’s a huge animal lover, enjoys volunteering her time to help charitable causes. From being a volunteer dog walker with the SPCA to ringing the Salvation Army kettle bells at Christmas time, Klaudia believes in giving back to her community. She is very proud to have received the 2012 BC SPCA media excellence award for her contributions including launching a weekly pet segment to help adopt out abandoned and neglected animals.