Jill Macyshon is the CTV National News Bureau Chief in Winnipeg. For a decade she has reported on stories in Manitoba and across the Prairies and Western Canada.
Macyshon recently led CTV’s coverage during the sentencing of disgraced junior hockey coach Graham James. She’s covered some of the most damaging floods to ever hit southern Manitoba, including the most widespread flooding in the provinces history in 2011. CTV News was one of the first teams to report on the frantic efforts to hold back the rising water in Fargo, North Dakota in 2009. Macyshon followed the story through the Red River Valley back to Winnipeg and north of the city as the flood fight continued.
Her home base is Winnipeg, but Macyshon also covers stories for CTV National News in Saskatchewan. She 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.
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 people. She was in the Northern Ontario community of Kashechewan when a contaminated water supply forced an evacuation. She’s also travelled to remote communities in Northern Manitoba where water and health issues have plagued the people.
Macyshon started her career as a general assignment reporter at CKY-TV, and started working for CTV News as Aboriginal Affairs Reporter in 2002. She is now the Winnipeg Bureau Chief for CTV National News.
She holds a degree from the University of Manitoba and a diploma from Red River College where she majored in journalism.