Our Reporters

CFTK-TV Reporters

Kathy Brookes - 6pm & 11:00pm CFTK-TV News Anchor

CFTK-TV News Anchor Kathy Brookes first came to the Northwest as a reporter in 1984, while studying journalism at UVic. Since then, she's spent four years as a radio and television reporter and announcer in Prince Rupert, and has worked in the Newsroom in Terrace since 1990, announcing and reporting ... Read more

John Crawford - News Director

John Crawford was born and raised in Chatham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario in London, before coming to BC to begin his broadcasting career in Creston. John's worked in the Kootenays, Salmon Arm and Smithers, as well as northern Alberta, where he covered the Stanley Cup Champion ... Read more

Brandon Gonez - Terrace/Kitimat Reporter -- Also Host of CFTK-TV's "Week In Review"

Brandon Gonez is CFTK-TV’s news reporter covering the Terrace, Kitimat and Nass Valley areas.   He's also the host of CFTK-TV's "Week In Review", seen Saturdays and Sundays. Brandon hails from Toronto where he attended York University and Seneca College for Communications and Television & Radio Broadcasting. From a young age ... Read more

Victoria Levy - Bulkley Valley/Lakes District Reporter

Victoria Levy is CFTK-TV’s reporter based in Smithers, and covers the entire Bulkey Valley and Lakes District -- from Hazelton to Burns Lake. She comes to us from Vancouver, where she has just completed BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism Program. Prior to her studies at BCIT, Victoria attended Carleton University ... Read more

Christa Dao -- North Coast Reporter

Christa Dao is CFTK-TV's News Reporter in Prince Rupert, covering BC's North Coast and surrounding areas.   She is originally from Vancouver, but is no stranger to BC's Northwest.  Christa is a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program, and has worked in multiple newsrooms across the country including CBC Toronto, ... Read more

Robert Pictou - Producer/Host of Open Connection

Producer / Host Robert Pictou produces "Open Connection" -- a weekday talk show featuring people and events in the Northwest.  Topics range from controversial to heartwarming, from educational to political, and from environmental to healthcare in an effort to foster understanding, empathy, compassion, and appreciation everything that connects us in the Northwest. Contact ... Read more