Born in Poland, Klaudia Van Emmerik immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was eight years old. She received a major in German and a minor in French 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. She has raised more than forty thousand dollars for the shelter in Kelowna in the past five years.
The British Columbia SPCA hounored her in 2012 for media excellence, and Shaw presented her with a humanitarian award in 2014.
Van Emmerik is a new mom. She and her husband welcomed their baby boy named Finley in August of 2015.
Her hobbies include volunteering, running, skiing, boating, and spending time with family. She also adores her cat named Madison, adopted from the Kamloops SPCA.
Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a 48-year-old West Kelowna man. Continue reading →
The OIB’s emergency operations centre confirmed on Sunday that raw sewage leaked into the lake with organic debris and, with the added high temperatures, an algae bloom. Continue reading →
Starting Monday, Don Bennison takes on the chief’s duties for the paid on-call department which serves residents living along Westside Road near Lake Okanagan Resort. Continue reading →
A 49-year-old Penticton man is in custody after a stand-off with police that started when RCMP were called to a domestic dispute. Continue reading →
It is a milestone birthday but Kelowna’s celebration marking Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation will not include the traditional fireworks display. Continue reading →
Hundreds of pilots and their small planes are gathering at the Kelowna Airport for the 2017 Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) convention. Continue reading →
As of Thursday morning, the lake level was sitting at 343.144 metres above sea level but that is still 66 centimetres above full pool. Continue reading →
Angelo Gabriel Monfort made his first court appearance at the Vernon Courthouse Thursday morning. Monfort was charged with 2nd degree murder. Continue reading →
Emergency personnel are responding to trees down on a power line and a house in a Kelowna neighborhood as well as a possible grass fire. Continue reading →
RCMP in Penticton are looking for suspects after a 17-year-old teenager was allegedly swarmed by a group of people. Continue reading →
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is packing up and heading home to Comox after an unsuccessful search for a missing plane in the B.C.’s Interior. Continue reading →
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Summer solstice celebrations have been planned throughout the Okanagan for Tuesday. Continue reading →
According to a Royal LePage Report, recreational property markets in B.C. including the Okanagan saw prices and sales activity climb compared to this time last year. Continue reading →
Despite sandbag removal work in some neighborhoods, Okanagan residents are still being urged to keep their flood protective measures in place… Continue reading →