Coleen Christie lands a new gig

Coleen Christie announced on her Twitter feed last night (April 11) that she would be joining the team at Global BC and BC News 1. Congratulations Coleen and welcome back on air

Published on April 12, 2017 at 11:05 am by Brian Cook

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April 12, 2017 - 11:40 am

Barry T

Nice! Congrats.


April 12, 2017 - 12:38 pm

Sean

Good for her CTV loss.


April 12, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Rocker Rich

I predicted this hire, especially given Coleen’s longtime friendship with Jill Krop. That’s not to suggest nepotism…think it’s a savvy move by Global as Ms. Christie enjoys residual good will with longtime viewers and the metro area through her MCing for charitable events etc. All the best to Coleen.


April 12, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Brad

A victory for Global BC and their viewers. Not sure how CTV Vancouver can obtain the #1 position with moves like that???


April 13, 2017 - 7:46 am

Lee

I wonder who Global will fire to make room for her.


April 14, 2017 - 3:07 am

Larry Jordan

Both a good move, and an iffy/odd, and rather obvious one.
– Yes Global will pick up a few viewers.
(Among that dwindling demographic who still follow local TV personalities).
– …So much for hiring fresh new faces.
– And how often/well do these “station shifts” really work? Ask Tony Parsons, or Mike McCardel, or…
Yes it’s commendable that C. Christie has a new job.
However at this stage in her life/career, it would’ve more interesting (to me) if she took on new challenges, ie in the political or corporate world.
She’s just moved her chair across town, and will spend the next 3-5 years sitting in it reading a teleprompter stuffed with “stuff” about transit fares and Surrey pit bulls.
(But I’m sure she’ll look pretty darn good, and pretty darn serious, while she’s at it).


April 19, 2017 - 10:29 am

urghh..

Typical Vancouver media market.. .someone gets laid off, so they find a spot at what was the competitors station… how about trying to attract new blood — no I don’t mean useless kids who just graduated from broadcast school (ctv weekend news ‘reporter’ who called Agazzi -A Gassy — really???).. but how about from other markets?
I get it.. news/journalism is lacking from what it used to be.. but how about trying to maintain some sort of standard?
Coleen was going to get a job at Global – we all know she and Jill Krop are besties, so this isn’t really news is it?


April 23, 2017 - 2:20 pm

Broose

This Global TV hire was never in doubt, in my mind. Coleen is one of the most talented and likeable broadcasters in Canada. She will help raise the standard of Global’s on-air product. Great move.


April 25, 2017 - 11:17 am

notapennypinchingcon

It’s still a news story, as only those of you brownnosers who work with Coleen knew of her friendship with Ms. Krop. For a newscaster of her talents, I’d say way to go for Coleen, whom I have been watching since her days at CHEK TV.

I do disagree with Mike Cleaver’s rather negative, bitter, assessment of the tv news business, a business that Cleaver once worked in and thus, he is a failed, so called tv star ? LOL. The tv news business will probably not drown, but like an inflatable raft floating in the middle of the ocean, it will last indefinitely and will be taken away by the currents that guide it, namely the internet currents. The sharks at the HO in TO may or may not get at it, but it could well survive by snaring and dining on fish, crustacions, parts of airliners downed in the seas, and distilled seawater.

How about a celebretory dinner for Coleen snacking on the above , As for Cleaver, how about a delicious slice of humble pie.


May 16, 2017 - 12:16 pm

Darryl

It is great to see Colleen back on the news she does a fantastic job and makes the news enjoyable great to have you back.


May 16, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Joe Sweeney

I knew Christie for a long time on-air… since before I started watching Global News. I glad that she joined the news team. Global BC needs more anchors and reporters…


May 31, 2017 - 12:00 am

Susan

Looking forward to seeing Colleen Christie! So happy to find her familiar and friendly face on TV once again! Missed your crystal clear voice and glowing smile for months!
Welcome to a new home!


June 1, 2017 - 6:06 pm

Patricia

Yahoo!!!!!!! I am thrilled. Lucky Global !!! Looking forward to watching her again . She is always smiling and I like how she reports the news. . congratulations Coleen


June 2, 2017 - 12:43 pm

sandra lansdowne

Hi there….keep looking for Colleen since hearing of her hire!!!!!! where is she ???? what program ?????……..CTV is SOOOOOOOO lacking since her departure……none of the female anchors come even close to Colleen in their presentation, speech, smile and genuine interaction with her on screen colleagues !!!!!!!!!


June 2, 2017 - 12:48 pm

sandra lansdowne

Well, Global TV Vancouver – heard that you have hired Colleen Christie, what program is she appearing ???????…..have tuned in several times, different days etc……and still have not since that great news anchor ?????????……..Looking much forward to finding her one day soon ?????


June 5, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Rocky Rich

I’m leaving CTV she is the best they had


June 10, 2017 - 6:55 pm

Karen Knapp

I’m so glad your back was heart broken when you & Brent were gone am now for the first time a global news follower. Thank you global


June 10, 2017 - 9:19 pm

Barbara Bitner

Yaaaah So Happy to tune into Global today and see my favorite Newscaster Collen Christie….I will now be watching Global…..


June 10, 2017 - 9:22 pm

Barbara

Congratulations Colleen Christie….So Happy to see you on Global this morning!!!


June 11, 2017 - 12:08 pm

Steffen Schweigler

Great to see Coleen Christie again,thanks Global News for bringing her back.CTV enjoy your ratings drop with Tamara still there,just can’t watch her. All the best to Coleen!


June 11, 2017 - 6:40 pm

Maggie

I too wonder where Colleen Christie is. Once in a while she shows up ‘. What is her assignment? Yesterday (Saturday) she was replacing Sonia deol, today she’s gone again. I was hoping she was the permanent replacement, but seems that is not to be. Too bad!!!


June 19, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Kelly

Congratulations to Coleen Christie and Global for hiring her. When is she hosting?


June 21, 2017 - 12:52 pm

Al Williams

I’m still trying to figure out why Kaitlyn Herbst is still with global???? Because of her, myself and others that I know tune in to CTV. She is painful to watch


June 21, 2017 - 6:28 pm

Robert Peterson

Great News, a class Lady. I switched over from CTV when they showed no class whatsoever when she was released. Glad Colleen has a new home on Global, wish Her the very best.


June 22, 2017 - 5:13 pm

Teo

Watched CTV early news because of Coleen. She’s a very classy lady and an excellent news commentator. Glad she’s found a new home


June 25, 2017 - 2:18 pm

Margaret Schlaepfer

Coleen is not a good fit for the team of Squire Mark and Samantha theIr banter it is casual and fun while poor Coleen was used to Mike’s help for reading her script on C T V. Global are moving staff too often Anne Drewa was excellent the weather reporter Michael Kuss one day on C T V The next Global the list goes on if Squire and Mark go so do I to CBC .


June 25, 2017 - 2:20 pm

TRACY JONES

I would much rather watch Global News than CTV. They’are all so staid and stuffy on CTV with the exception of Tamara. And that’s exactly how Colleen comes across on Global, not easygoing and relaxed like the rest of the gang over there. It makes me cringe to watch her. I don’t think she’ll last long if it’s up to the viewers.


July 4, 2017 - 12:47 pm

Lee

So very happy Colleen has joined Global! Was always a CTV fan, but that has now changed. Colleen is without a doubt the best.


July 8, 2017 - 9:35 am

Phyllis

I have been following Colleen for a long time at CTV especially when she was doing the news
outside the studio during the 2010 Olympics. She is my favourite newscaster. I was wondering
why I have’nt seen her for a long time. So I thought she was on extended leave, or on holidays.
This morning I was shocked to see her at Global. I’m a senior and I thought that I’m having eyes
problem. Just to confirm the facts, I went to google Colleen Christies. What’s wrong with CTV? Anyway , it’s Global gain and CTV’s lost. Colleen I’ll follow you at GLOBAL!


July 10, 2017 - 12:12 pm

Debra

I’m not happy about her joining Global. I just learned about this today. She’s stiff. Global is fun. She doesn’t fit.


July 11, 2017 - 2:52 pm

jane robinson

Great!!
Now all Global needs to do is give Colleen her own time slot.
Excellent Move !! Jill


August 16, 2017 - 12:15 pm

john

Coleen fits so much better with Global. I stopped watching CTV when Bill and Pam left. Switched to Global then. The only one from CTV who I missed was Coleen. Can’t believe they never put her on at 6 on CTV. Big mistake. She has the look, the style, the confidence, the personality and most important, the experience an anchor requires. So rare to find.


August 17, 2017 - 7:01 pm

Paul

Good to see colleen with global.
Wish squire would stop his satellite debris section as they are getting old and boring
Just not funny any more.


August 27, 2017 - 8:14 am

Paula

So happy to see Coleen on Global. She is fitting in nicely and get used to everybody. Good move Global!!


October 27, 2017 - 12:17 pm

Sheila

Where have you gone !!


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