Articles by Melanie Nagy
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 deadly opioid crisis, pipeline expansion controversy, devastating wildfires, and Metro Vancouver’s affordability struggle. She’s travelled throughout the province covering big events like 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 has also delivered exclusive stories on the health of wild pacific salmon and animal abuse at various a B.C. dairy farm and various chicken farms.
Outside of the province, 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.
Nagy’s journalism career has not only taken her across Canada, but throughout the world. As deadly famine swept across the Horn of Africa, she was one of the few Western reporters inside the crisis zone. For her coverage, she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in 2018. Nagy also covered one of California’s most destructive wildfires which destroyed the town of Paradise. She was also part of CTV News’ storm coverage team delivering stories from Houston after Hurricane Harvey destroyed large parts of the city. In 2015, she travelled to Jordan to share refugee stories as the Canadian government prepared to welcome thousands of Syrians. Other stories include the UK’s historic Brexit vote, the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France, 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.
Born in Prince George, B.C. and raised in Kamloops, B.C., Nagy has also lived in Switzerland. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and political science from the University of British Columbia and studied Broadcast Journalism at BCIT. Nagy’s won and been nominated for several journalism awards throughout her career. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling and hiking in beautiful B.C. with her dog Fischer.
Nagy is fluent in English and speaks conversational German.
Follow her on Twitter: @MelanieNagyCTV