Coleen Christie is an award-winning, television news anchor with more than 20 years’ experience behind the anchor desk. She hosts all Global BC and BC1 newscasts and regularly fills in on Global National. Before joining Global in 2017 — Coleen anchored for CTV Vancouver and the CTV network.
Coleen has reported on numerous major, live, breaking news events — from BC wild fires and the Boston Marathon bombing to a fatal plane crash at Vancouver International Airport. She was also a prominent member of the CTV Olympic broadcast team in Vancouver, co-anchoring an unprecedented, 9-hour, live Olympic Torch Relay Special through the city on the opening day of the Games.
In an historic first, Coleen was a key part of the broadcast team awarded the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence, declared best in the world.
A TEDx Vancouver alumnus, Coleen is also a speaker on several topics including modern news consumption and its effects on society.
“I’m passionate about journalism and its importance to our society. Like the democracy it tries to protect – journalism vital to our freedom.”
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Victoria, BC, Coleen has a BA degree in English, History and Art History from the University of Victoria.
She is involved with numerous community and charitable organizations, loves animals of all kinds, cooking & baking and under the right conditions — singing karaoke.