Melanie Nagy is the CTV National News Bureau Chief in Vancouver, covering all major and breaking news throughout B.C. Since joining CTV in 2012, Nagy has delivered stories both domestically and internationally.
Nagy recently covered the forest fires that raged across B.C. in August 2014. She also provided on-going coverage of the recent B.C. teacher’s strike, the controversial Northern Gateway Pipeline, the Vancouver Aquarium whale captivity debate, and has kept Canadians up-to-date on B.C.-based assisted suicide court rulings and challenges.
Nagy’s exclusive coverage of animal abuse caught on tape at a B.C. dairy farm provided Canadians with new and breaking angles, with coverage lasting several days. 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 2013, she travelled to London, England to cover the birth of the royal baby, reporting live the day Prince George was born, and days later as the future King left St. Mary’s Hospital. When Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, Nagy was quickly deployed to Cebu City. And in August 2014, she reported from Ferguson, Missouri in the aftermath of the police shooting of 18-year old unarmed teen Michael Brown.
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 has recently taken up sky-diving.
Follow Melanie on Twitter at @MelanieNagyCTV