- As Global BC’s station manager and news director, Jill Krop is now one of B.C.’s most powerful news executives.
Veteran news anchor and TV host Jill Krop has been appointed news director and station manager at Global BC.
The Straight called the newsroom for details, but Krop wasn’t available for comment.
Krop, a graduate from the BCIT broadcast journalism program in the mid 1980s, launched her journalism career at CKPG in Prince George. She spent six years working in Halifax before being hired at CHEK TV in Victoria in 1994.
Three years later, Krop settled in at BCTV (now Global BC), where she hosts Unfiltered on BC 1.
Wikipedia offers the following biographical info for Jill Krop, who this year will be aged 52.
She was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1963 and raised in British Columbia where she studied journalism at The British Columbia Institute of Technology and graduated with her BCIT Diploma of Technology in Broadcast Communications in 1986. She started her career at CKPG in Prince George, followed by a challenging year at CFRE in Regina.
Next was the move east to Atlantic Satellite Network in Halifax where she worked for six years, hosting everything from major newscasts to becoming one of the original anchors of the popular Breakfast Television. ASN awarded her a GOLD CANPRO* for her work.
In 1995, she returned to her home in British Columbia where she joined BCTV as a junior news anchor beginning with the Weekend Morning and Noon News. In September 2001, she took over the reins of News Hour Final, weeknights on Global BC, from Ted Chernecki who returned to reporting. Occasionally, she sub hosts for Global BC News Hour and Global National.
Currently, Jill Krop is the host of Unfiltered on BC1, and has quite regularly anchored the Early News (5 pm) following Deborra Hope’s retirement. Besides television, Jill works in radio as a relief talk show host on CKNW AM-980.
She has played small roles in television and film, usually as a TV reporter or news anchor. (Late 1990s to current)
Note: Wiki fails to mention Jill’s three years at CHEK, which Charlie Smith identified as 1994-97.