Born in Poland, Klaudia Van Emmerik immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was eight years old. She received a major in German and a minor in French from the University of Victoria.
Van Emmerik attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology, where she received a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. Her first break came at Victoria’s AM 900 Radio in 1998. Not long after, she made the leap into television, and headed north to work at NTV in Dawson Creek.
From there it was back to her hometown of Victoria, where she spent three years reporting and anchoring at CHUM Television. Van Emmerik then spent a year at CFJC Television in Kamloops, reporting and anchoring the 11 PM news. She was thrilled to relocate to Okanagan in 2005, to join the award-winning CHBC Television team.
A huge animal lover, Van Emmerik is a volunteer at the SPCA, a role that is very important to her. Every year she is placed in a dog kennel to raise funds for the shelter. People donate money to help free her. She has raised more than forty thousand dollars for the shelter in Kelowna in the past five years.
The British Columbia SPCA hounored her in 2012 for media excellence, and Shaw presented her with a humanitarian award in 2014.
Van Emmerik is a new mom. She and her husband welcomed their baby boy named Finley in August of 2015.
Her hobbies include volunteering, running, skiing, boating, and spending time with family. She also adores her cat named Madison, adopted from the Kamloops SPCA.
A fire that swept through a Kelowna house Wednesday night has left three construction workers without a home. Continue reading →
The Regional District of the Okanagan-Similkameen Emergency Operations Centre issued some some good news for hundreds of residents affected by the threat of flooding Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading →
Emergency officials with the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) are urging the public to keep flood protection installations in place. Continue reading →
Emergency officials in the central Okanagan are keeping a close eye on the rising water levels of Okanagan Lake. Continue reading →
An accident earlier Tuesday morning on the W.R. Bennett bridge contributed to major traffic back-ups and delays. Continue reading →
One of the Okanagan’s most recognizable names in news has announced its time to retire. Continue reading →
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has expanded an evacuation alert in Keremeos in the Similkameen Valley. Continue reading →
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Okanagan Valley that includes the possibility of a lot of rain. Continue reading →
Okanagan Lake isn’t predicted to rise higher than last year’s water levels but it will likely be close. Continue reading →
A popular beach in Penticton has been closed until further notice due to the threat of flooding. Continue reading →
A state of local emergency has been declared for the District of Lake Country as a precautionary measure due to potential high water levels on area lakes. Continue reading →
However, with a 30 per cent chance of precipitation predicted for Wednesday night, it is likely that the lake will reach full pool, 342.48 metres by Friday and exceed the level by the weekend. Continue reading →
Okanagan Background Casting is looking to cast ethnically diverse extras for a feature film called “A Score to Settle” that will be shot in the Okanagan. Continue reading →
A care home in the Similkameen valley is relocating its residents due to ongoing flooding and increased evacuation alerts in the area. Continue reading →
With the May long weekend and unofficial start of summer just days away, tourism operators in Osoyoos want visitors to know that the town is open for business despite flooding. Continue reading →