Mike Killeen

Mike Killeen is co-host of CBC VANCOUVER NEWS’ flagship supper hour program at 6 p.m. A veteran broadcaster who loves storytelling and thrives on breaking news, Killeen is part of a committed team dedicated to bringing viewers not only the news of the day but also fresh perspectives on community stories that matter to them through all media platforms.

On why he joined CBC, Killeen says “CBC is Canada’s iconic broadcaster and the Vancouver newsroom has a long history of producing top notch, award-winning journalism. I’m thrilled to now be part of that team. It’s also a chance to help mentor the next generation of journalists at a time when journalism is more important than ever before.”

Killeen’s journalism career spans more than three decades and two continents. He brings to CBC VANCOUVER NEWS familiarity and breadth of experience locally, nationally, and internationally. Killeen has anchored live coverage and reported on some of British Columbia’s biggest stories including the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, the 2011 Stanley Cup riot, and the 2013 and 2017 provincial elections. He anchored live coverage from the scene of Abbotsford Police Constable John Davidson’s shooting death and recently reported on refugees transitioning to a new life in Metro Vancouver.

Killeen began his career in radio at Mountain FM in Squamish, before moving to CKWX and CKNW. He made the move to TV News in 1987 at CKVU and in 1991 moved to Hong Kong where he worked in TV News and hosted a morning all-news radio program. He returned to CKVU/Global Vancouver in 1995 and in 1997 reported on the 1997 handover of Hong Kong from the former British colony. In 2001, Killeen joined CTV News British Columbia as senior reporter, weekend anchor and 2010 Olympics reporter.  He also co-anchored CTV Vancouver’s 6pm newscast from 2011-2018.

Killeen is a multiple RTNDA (The Radio Television Digital News Association) and BCAB (British Columbia Association of Broadcasters) award winner. He earned the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence in the large market television in 2016. He also has a Jack Webster Award for best TV feature reporting.

A graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Killeen almost did not become a journalist, despite receiving sound advice from his high school career counsellor. He initially wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and become a teacher, but once he caught the “news bug”, made the switch to broadcasting.

When Killeen is not co-hosting CBC VANCOUVER NEWS, he can likely be found playing recreational hockey, hiking the trails in Deep Cove, and spending time with his wife and two sons.

Mike Killeen

Role

Host

Mike Killeen

Role

Host