Jill Macyshon is the CTV National News Bureau Chief in Winnipeg, covering news across the Prairies.
Macyshon’s home base is Manitoba, but she reports for CTV National News on breaking stories in Saskatchewan and elsewhere.
She was recently part of CTV’s national team coverage reporting on the historic flooding in southern Alberta. She travelled from Calgary to Medicine Hat and reported from the hardest hit community, High River Alberta. Macyshon spent the summer of 2004 in Regina, as the city searched for a missing five year old girl. Macyshon also reported on a week-long manhunt for a killer involved in the shooting deaths of two RCMP officers near Spiritwood, Saskatchewan. She covered the long legal battle in Winnipeg against former disgraced junior hockey coach Graham James.
Macyshon has travelled to dozens of First Nations communities across Canada. She’s reported on skyrocketing suicide statistics, health concerns and poverty among Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. She was in the Northern Ontario community of Kashechewan when a contaminated water supply forced an evacuation. She’s also travelled to remote communities across Northern Manitoba where water and health issues are a constant challenge.
Macyshon started her career as a general assignment reporter at CKY-TV in Winnipeg, and began working for CTV National News as Aboriginal Affairs Reporter in 2002.
She studied English and History at the University of Manitoba and journalism at Red River College.