Bios

Below, you will find a alphabetized list of CBC personalities. To search for personality simply click on the appropriate letter in the alphabet line provided. For example, if you would like to read about Evan Solomon, simple click on the letter "S" to read the listings for people whose surnames start with letter "S".


Betsy Trumpener 
Co-host | Daybreak North
(On Leave)

Moving into the co-hosting chair for Daybreak, CBC's popular morning show in BC's interior, was a natural fit for Betsy Trumpener, who 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 BC, she's served as the region's sole CBC News reporter for almost a dozen years. 

In that role, Betsy's travelled throughout BC and beyond, making frequent contributions to CBC's local, provincial, and national news and current affairs shows.  Her 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, 2 national RTNDA awards, one for a series on fetal alcohol in Northern BC which she co-produced with colleague Robert Doane, and 3 BC RTNDA awards, one for a story on gang violence in Prince George.

She is also a published author and her book of short fiction, The Butcher of Penetang, was a shortlist finalist for two national literary awards.

Before moving to the BC interior in 1999, Betsy grew up in Alberta and worked in Toronto at a homeless shelter and in adult literacy and community development programs. Betsy now lives with her family and dog in a rural area outside Prince George.