Robin Gill is Global National‘s weekend anchor and British Columbia correspondent, based in Vancouver.
Since arriving to the national newsroom in December 2008, Robin has been assigned to report on some of the biggest stories making news across Canada and around the world, such as the high-profile inquiry into the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport; the 2011 United Nations meeting in Geneva where world leaders discussed how to deal with then-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi; and the aftermath of Japan’s massive, devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck in March 2011.
Robin also found herself in the middle of dangerous chaos, reporting live to the country from the Stanley Cup riots that erupted in downtown Vancouver on June 15, 2011.
From February to March 2010, she also travelled to India to produce a five-part special series on Canadians in the region.
Prior to Global National, Robin spent eight years reporting and anchoring at Global Toronto, covering some of the region’s biggest stories, such as the visit of the Dalai Lama, the SARS outbreak, and the Air France crash at Pearson International Airport. She also appeared on American television networks, such as NBC and Fox, reporting live on those events.
Robin earned her degree in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She also has a diploma in broadcast journalism from BCIT.
While still in school, Robin began her career as a writer and researcher at BCTV (now Global BC). That took her to a gig as a reporter and anchor in a small town in Saskatchewan. From there, it was back to Vancouver for a reporting job at CBC. Robin later joined A-Channel Calgary (now Citytv) for the station’s launch in 1997, where she was a reporter and morning show co-host.