Christa Dao

Christa Dao is an award-winning bilingual journalist with Global BC. She has extensive television news experience reporting across Canada, and in the past decade, made stops in Calgary, Regina, Toronto, Prince Rupert, Terrace, plus a brief stint at CFB Wainwright.

She is a proud graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast and Radio Journalism program and has a certificate of completion from Athabasca University for Journalism in Conflict Zones. She is deeply passionate about human rights, gender and equality issues.

One of her career highlights includes winning a Regional and National RTDNA team award for Innovation in Excellence Reporting in Calgary for her embedded live report at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, as part of a global racial reckoning after the death of American George Floyd. She has covered natural disasters, royal visits to Canada, plus reported for international media, including the BBC.

Christa was born in Hong Kong and is a Vietnamese, first-generation Canadian. When she is not in the field reporting, she enjoys hikes with her 90-lb. German Shepherd rescue dog, Molly, and exploring new countries and cuisine with her husband. She is a rookie Rubix Cube solver and is currently working on improving her terrible golf game.


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