Bringing more than 30 years of exceptional experience in Canadian journalism, Avery Haines travels across Canada and around the world as an investigative correspondent for CTV’s W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series.
Throughout her career, Haines has been recognized with a multitude of awards and nominations, including numerous Radio Television Digital News Association of Canada (RTDNA) awards, as well as multiple Canadian Screen Award nominations for Best Local Reportage.
Haines has reported on a vast array of significant news stories at the local, national, and international levels, including covering ISIS actions while on the ground in Iraq. In 2016, Haines began to film and produce her own documentaries, including My Penpal: The Warlord’s Wife, in which she interviewed Jewel Howard Taylor, Vice-President of Liberia, and Two Kilometres to Terror: Life and Death Under ISIS. Both documentaries were nominated for RTDNA awards and her ISIS documentary was awarded the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for Long Feature (Large Market).
Haines began her career in journalism as a radio reporter at CFRB 1010 in Toronto. She also hosted two national health shows for Alliance Atlantis’s Discovery Health Network. HEALTH ON THE LINE was honoured with two Gemini Awards for Best Talk Show. MEDICAL HOTSEATwas also nominated for Best Talk Show. Prior to joining W5, Haines served as senior reporter and anchor for CityTV Toronto.
Haines’ recent W5 investigations include a one-hour documentary entitled NO WITNESSES, an expose of a global sex abuse cover-up within the Jehovah’s Witnesses sect. Most recently she was on the ground in North Korea, as part of the only Canadian television crew invited to witness the 70th anniversary of the founding of the most isolated country in the world.