Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Hardest working reporter in Northwest television

CFTK's Prince Rupert based reporter
Christa Dao has been carrying much of
the reporting load for the station
over the last few recent months
Even the most casual viewer of the TV 7 suppertime broadcast must be thinking that of late there has been significant slant on items from the North Coast.

Night after night Prince Rupert it seems, is the main attraction from the news flow of the Terrace based television station, as Christa Dao the TV 7 reporter based in Prince Rupert gets a large chunk of the nightly news line up.

We're not sure if the recent string of major cuts by Bell Media across Canada is part of the reason, or if its just the cyclical nature of news migration from smaller markets like Terrace, Prince Rupert and Smithers, where folks like to be on the move before winter hits.

However despite the apparent gaps in their reporter roster, TV7 has not as of yet, replaced any of those reporters who have departed the company in recent months. Something which leaves the news flow from the station's outposts to be the domain of Christa Dao.

This has made much of the 6 PM newscast for the most part, All Chrsita, All the time for now, with only the occasional break in the reports from CFTK TV news anchors in between to slow down the flow of information from the western news bureau.

That's some good news for Prince Rupert, which in the past has at times found its stories not quite as frequently featured by the Terrace based station.

However, we imagine the lengthy run in the spotlight for Rupert will at some point come to an end.

Beyond the lack of information from their communities, folks in Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers might find those snow free January shots a bit much to take night, after night, after night.

Something which may speed up the process of hiring reinforcements.

You can review some of that focus on North Coast issues here.

For more items related to media developments in the region see our archive page here.

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