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Carolina de Ryk, Host, Prince Rupert | @rupertsmaven
Carolina de Ryk first hit the CBC airwaves in 1979 when he joined the local morning program to celebrate her 3rd birthday, and the CBC's 40th anniversary. She was well on her way to a career in broadcast journalism. At 15 she got her first radio show on the local university campus station - and she's been on the radio ever since.Most days, you can find her walking around Prince Rupert - even to breaking news events.
When Carolina is not walking, she is generally talking. She's spoken with politicians about wine-making, lumberjacks about poetry and fishermen about love.
Carolina has produced radio stories across Canada, including in her home town of Victoria. While she can't imagine enjoying any job more, Carolina also loves to garden, cook, and raise her two daughters with her husband, the local brew master.
Robert Doane, Host, Prince George | @daybreak_dude
Robert Doane first came to the CBC in 2006. He started as the aboriginal intern, before transitioning into a researcher, then associate producer, reporter, and co-host. After a couple of years of hauling stories in from the coast of Prince Rupert, Robert moved to Prince George where is now producer and co-host. Robert's been recognized as a Jack Webster Award finalist, has won two national RTDNA awards, and three B.C. RTDNA awards.
Robert loves the north, and is passionate about northern issues.
Before getting into the radio biz, Robert studied journalism at the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He is currently enrolled at Royal Roads University on his way to a MBA. He lives in Prince George with his wife and three beautiful daughters.
Wil Fundal, News Editor, Prince George | @wilfundal
Fundal loves telling stories, especially about northern B.C. He moved
to Prince George in 2006 after working stints in Metro Vancouver in
television, and the Southern Interior working for private radio.
making the move to Canada's national public broadcaster, he worked as a
senior news anchor and reporter for CJCI/CIRX, and CBC TV, and CTV News
as a freelance cameraman.
When he's not tearing up the slopes (or at least trying to) on the local ski hills, he loves performing on stage at the local karaoke bar, and with local musical productions- as well as on the ice, singing the national anthem before hockey games.
Betsy Trumpener, Reporter/Editor, Prince George | @betsytrumpener
Betsy Trumpener is an award-winning CBC News reporter, writer, and radio documentary producer.
Inspired and energized by the voices, stories, and people of central and northern B.C., Betsy's served as the region's sole CBC News reporter for fifteen years. Betsy has travelled throughout B.C. and as far as Africa as a frequent contributor to CBC's national news and current affairs shows.
Betsy's coverage of the 2010 Paralympic Games earned her the National Radio Network Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award. Her journalism has also been recognized with a Jack Webster Award for Best Radio Feature, three national RTNDA awards, and three B.C. RTNDA awards.
She is a published author, at work on her second book. Her book of short fiction, The Butcher of Penetang, was a shortlist finalist for two national literary awards. In 2016, Theatre Northwest produced an excerpt of her first play, Highway of Fears.
Betsy grew up in Alberta and worked in Toronto at a homeless shelter and in adult literacy and community programs. She lives with her family in Prince George.
George Baker, Associate Producer, Prince Rupert | @cbcbakergeorget
George Baker is a true southern-boy living up north: he doesn't fish, he doesn't hunt and he doesn't even own a pair of gum boots. But he does enjoy learning from, covering and being a part of the Northern B.C. community.
Before joining the CBC Daybreak North team, George worked for two years at the Prince Rupert Daily News covering many of the issues that the good people of northwestern B.C. care so much for.
George lives in a house-shaped orange on top of a hill in the 'City
of Rainbows', Prince Rupert.
He has a cat named Hemingway, and a pick-up truck named Chevy.
Andrew Kurjata, Associate Producer, Prince George | @akurjata
Andrew Kurjata was born and raised in Prince George, and loves digging into the stories of the north.
He bikes to work (even in the winter), live-tweets city council meetings, plays dodgeball and road hockey, and has way too many pets.
In 2014, Andrew produced a special series called "At Home In the Hood." It focuses on Prince George's inner city VLA neighbourhood, and you can download or stream the entire series on our website. He has a degree in political science and international studies from the University of Northern British Columbia.
If you'd like to know how to pronounce his last name, he made a handy guide that you can find here.
Jordan Tucker, Freelance Producer, Prince George
Jordan Tucker loves the pinky sunsets and rugged tree lines of northern B.C.
Her perspectives are informed by her home town of 100 Mile House, where she gained a full education from the wonderful people there on the importance of laughter and community responsibility.
Jordan has a degree in English and Environmental Studies from UNBC. She spent the majority of her time on campus at CFUR, the community radio station.
In her off time, Jordan provides cleaning and food services for her two cats, Simon and River. She also has a pair of remarkably long-lived goldfish named Big Jim and Tito. Her favourite activities include painting, being outdoors, writing, reading, listening to music, dancing, and saying hello to every animal she meets.
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