No stranger to the newsroom, Kris Reyes brings her passion for current events, social media and a wealth of experience to her role as weekend anchor on Global News at 6 & 11.
From astronauts to apes, politicians, and actors, Reyes has interviewed a wide variety of guests on The Morning Show. Some of her favourite interviews include MP Justin Trudeau, astronaut Chris Hadfield, primatologist Jane Goodall, musician Anne Murray, and actor Laurence Fishburne.
Reyes began her career as a freelance producer and writer at CTV News in Toronto, where she produced a September 11th broadcast special for the network. Eager to make the jump to on-air, Reyes moved to Winnipeg on the coldest day of 2003 to begin reporting and producing for CTV’s Winnipeg affiliate. After a brief stint working at Global Winnipeg as their weekend anchor, Reyes returned to Toronto where she spent six years as a reporter for CityTV.
Reyes left CityTV in September, 2010 and took a career break from broadcasting to spend five months travelling around Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii with her husband. She later showcased and sold some of her travel photography to help benefit Artists and Peace for Justice and has worked with several Filipino charities to help alleviate poverty in the Philippines. She also hosted HaiyanTO to benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
As a new mom, Reyes loves spending time with her husband and her baby son Jack. When not working, you can find Reyes enjoying the city’s amazing neighbourhoods from breakfast in Kensington Market to hiking at Evergreen Brickworks or Rouge Park to playing in the new Corktown Common, or shopping at one of the many farmer’s markets in the city.