Melanie Nagy is the CTV NATIONAL NEWS Bureau Chief in Vancouver, covering news across B.C. Since joining CTV News in 2012, Nagy has delivered stories both domestically and internationally for the network.
Nagy covers all major news stories in B.C., such as the province’s hot housing market, devastating wildfires, the deadly fentanyl crisis, and the continual controversy surrounding expanding pipeline projects. In this role, she travelled throughout the province covering the 2016 Royal Tour of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and has helped keep Canadians up-to-date on issues such as marijuana legalization and B.C.-based assisted suicide court rulings. Nagy also provided exclusive coverage of animal abuse at a B.C. dairy farm and various chicken farms.
Outside of B.C., Nagy was one of the first journalists to travel and report on Canada’s new Arctic highway in the Northwest Territories. She was part of CTV’s team coverage reporting on the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, and also covered the flooding in southern Alberta. 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. As deadly famine swept across the Horn of Africa, Nagy was one of the few Western reporters inside the crisis zone. She was also part of CTV News’ storm coverage team delivering stories from Houston after Hurricane Harvey destroyed large parts of the city. In 2016, she covered the historic Brexit vote from London, England, the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France, and delivered stories from Washington, DC during the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. 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 News, Nagy spent nearly 10 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, Ont., and the 2011 Stanley Cup riots.
Born in Prince George, B.C. and raised in Kamloops, B.C., 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 B.C. with her dog Fischer.