Sonia Sunger anchors BC1’s coverage every weekday from 9 AM-noon, and 2-2:30 PM. Born and raised in Victoria, this proud British Columbian is thrilled to be back at home and even more excited to be part of the great team at Global BC.
Growing up watching BCTV, Sonia realized at a young age that she wanted to be a journalist. She filed her first on-air report while working in Edmonton, but in reality Sonia started reporting long before then. Her first breaking news report came in grade 2, when she rushed to class and announced to her classmates some shocking details she had learned about Santa. It cost her some friends for a few days, but there was no way she could keep the news to herself.
All joking side, Sonia is a journalist at heart and has filled numerous roles in her career. She studied journalism at Concordia University in Montreal before making the move to CTV Edmonton in 2006 for an internship. After landing a writing job within a few weeks, she moved her studies to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton and graduated from the Radio and Television Arts program with honours. During her time in Edmonton Sonia worked her way up from writer, to reporter and within a few years, anchor of the weekend news at 6pm.
Sonia has reported on everything from crime and politics, to breaking news. In 2011 she was part of a team of producers and reporters who were honoured with RTDNA awards for Best Newscast, Spot News and Continuing Coverage of the Slave Lake Wildfires. Sonia has a passion for breaking news and is excited to cover developing stories on BC1, the province’s first 24-hour news channel.
Sonia is a proud second-generation Canadian and speaks Punjabi. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys working out, cooking up a storm in her kitchen and standing in front of her eisel working on her latest oil painting.