Klaudia Van Emmerik
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.