Melanie Nagy is the CTV National News Bureau Chief in Vancouver, covering news across B.C. Since joining CTV in 2012, Nagy has delivered stories both domestically and internationally.
In B.C., Nagy delivers on all major news stories such as the province’s hot housing market, the deadly fentanyl crisis and the continual controversy surrounding expanding pipeline projects. She also travelled throughout the province covering the 2016 Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. She has also helped keep Canadians up-to-date on marijuana legalization issues and B.C.-based assisted suicide court rulings. Nagy also provided exclusive coverage of animal abuse at a B.C. dairy farm. The farm at the centre of the case eventually pleaded guilty.
Outside of B.C., Nagy was part of CTV’s team coverage reporting on the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray Wildfire. She also covered the flooding in southern Alberta. And in April 2014, Nagy reported live from Calgary, covering the mass stabbing at a house party that left five young people dead.
Nagy’s journalism career has not only taken her across Canada, but throughout the world. In 2016, she travelled to London, England to cover the historic Brexit vote. That same summer she also covered the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France. She also helped deliver stories from Washington, DC during the 2016 US Presidential Election. And in 2015, she travelled to Jordan to share refugee stories as the Canadian government prepared to welcome thousands of Syrians. She also covered the birth of Prince George, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the police shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
Prior to joining CTV, Nagy spent nearly ten years with CBC News, first as a television reporter with CBC Vancouver and then as a correspondent for CBC National News, based out of St. John’s and later, Toronto. During that time, Nagy covered everything from high-profile court cases such as the trial of convicted murderer Russell Williams, severe weather stories such as the tornado that hit Goderich, Ontario, and the 2011 Stanley Cup Riots.
Born in Prince George, B.C. and raised in Kamloops, Nagy received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and political science from the University of British Columbia. She also studied Broadcast Journalism at BCIT. Nagy has won and been nominated for several journalism awards throughout her career.
Happy to be back on the West Coast, Nagy enjoys spending time with family and friends, loves to travel, and hikes beautiful BC with her dog Fischer.
Follow Melanie on Twitter at @MelanieNagyCTV