Jennifer Burke joined CTV News Channel in October 2009. An award-winning Canadian broadcaster, Burke has over 20 years of experience in radio, print, television, and weblog mediums.
Prior to joining CTV News Channel, Burke was the host of CBC’s lifestyle show LIVING VANCOUVER, where, in 2007, she received a Gemini for her segment on the benefits of donating blood.
In addition to her experience in television news, Burke was a familiar radio personality with her own show on CKNW. THE JENNIFER MATHER SHOW covered a wide range of current affairs and political issues including interviews with popular newsmakers. Her investigation into food preparation issues at Peace Arch Hospital in Surrey B.C. led to sweeping changes in the long-term care facility, and was nominated for a British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB) award. In addition to her radio awards, she received two consecutive Leo Awards (1999 and 2000) for “Best News Anchor” while working at Global News in Vancouver.
Burke began her journalism career in radio at CKNW 980 AM in Vancouver as a technical producer and then as a reporter. She soon joined their FM sister station 101 CFMI as the morning show writer, producer, and news announcer. In April, 2013 Jennifer moderated the BC Provincial Leaders’ Debate for the Broadcast Consortium, leading up to the provincial election.
Burke has always been actively involved in the community, donating her time and efforts to numerous causes including B.C. Children’s Hospital, Canuck Place, CKNW Orphans Fund, Children's Miracle Network Telethon, The Variety Club, and the annual Women's Media Golf Classic, which has raised over $2.5 million for children's charities. She was also an honorary co-chair of the “Orcas in the City” project for the Lions Society of B.C.