Heather Steele first got the journalism bug as a teenager, while visiting her family overseas in Scotland, and wanting to follow in the footsteps of her cousin, a Glasgow newspaper editor.
She began her journalism career 13 years ago in her home city of Winnipeg, working as a current affairs researcher and freelancer for local stations before accepting her first TV reporter gig in Brandon, Manitoba at the former CKX News. She then moved back to Winnipeg where she joined a local morning show, and wore a variety of hats, including reporter, weather anchor and morning show host.
Steele became a member of the Global Winnipeg News team in 2009, as a nightwatch reporter. She delivered headline stories ranging from crime to community, and extensively covered the 2011 Manitoba Flood. She remembers being on the anchor desk when the verdict came down in February 2011, for the high profile Mark Edward Grant murder trial, delivering the emotional reaction to the decades old murder case of 13 year old Candace Derksen.
In 2010, Steele accepted the anchor position for the most watched late night newscast. Most recently she joined the 6 p.m. evening news as anchor.
When she’s not bringing Winnipeggers the headlines, she keeps busy with her husband, running after their small daughters, and large St. Bernard. She also has ran several half and full marathons and loves to golf.
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