Chris Gailus

Chris Gailus is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and the Co-Anchor of Global News Hour at 6 with Sophie Lui.

A 2023 Canadian Screen Award winner, along with his colleagues, for Best Local Newscast for Global BC News Hour at 6, Chris received a CSA (Canadian Screen Award) for Best Local News Anchor in 2015.

In his over 30-year broadcast career, he has worked in both Canada and the U.S, where he received a 2005 Regional Emmy Award in for Best Morning Newscast as host and anchor of Good Day New York at WNYW, the Fox news affiliate in New York.

A graduate of the Broadcast Journalism Program at Mount Royal University in Calgary, he worked in Lethbridge, Alberta as a reporter and anchor, winning a CanPro Award as anchor of the Best Small Market Newscast, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, Texas, as the anchor of the morning newscast, and was a reporter and anchor of Calgary’s CFCN’s weekend newscast before moving to Calgary 7 (now known as Global News Calgary) as one of its main evening news anchors.

Outside of the newsroom, Chris actively supports the B.C. Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, Zajac Ranch for Children, HIPpy, which supports research and treatment of hip dysplasia in children, and organizations that support research and treatment of diabetes and arthritis. Chris is also proud to serve on the board of the CKNW Kids’ Fund.

An advocate for blood clot awareness, in 2019 Chris shared his experience of ignoring symptoms of a near fatal clot. His story has helped save lives and has promoted others suffering from the same symptoms to get checked.

Chris loves all sports, including rugby, football, basketball, golf, mountain biking, and in the winter, snowboarding. He and his family also enjoy travelling whenever they find the time, and consider London, New York, and Mexico as their favourite destinations.

Chris and Jane live in Vancouver with their son, William, and their standard poodle, Henry.






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