Our Reporters

CFTK-TV Reporters

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

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

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

Jaylene Matthews - Terrace/Kitimat Reporter - Host of CFTK-TV's "Week In Review"

Jaylene Matthews was born and raised in Mission, BC. After graduation, she attended Simon Fraser University, and then relocated to Fort McMurray, Alberta. In 2015, she returned to the Lower Mainland and began studying Broadcasting & Journalism at BCIT. She came to CFTK-TV as an Intern in September, 2016, and ... Read more