A bit about our fabulous emcee

Anita Bathe is both co-host and front-line investigative reporter with CBC VANCOUVER NEWS’ flagship supper hour program at 6 p.m. A passionate journalist known for chasing breaking news and giving citizens a voice, Bathe is part of a committed team dedicated to bringing viewers not only the news of the day but also fresh perspectives on community stories that matter to them through all media platforms.

Bathe has taken a lead role in covering recent issues and stories that impact the community, such as the B.C. wildfires in 2017 and 2018, Constable John Davidson’s shooting death in Abbotsford, and the 2017 B.C. provincial elections. Her journalism career spans more than 10 years, with a decade in broadcast radio covering local news across British Columbia, including Prince George, Squamish, to Victoria and Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

A multiple RTDNA (The Radio Television Digital News Association) winner, Bathe was awarded the Jack Webster Fellowship in 2015 and has won several BCAB (British Columbia Association of Broadcasters) awards for her in-depth reporting on breaking news stories, such as Vancouver Port fire and Yaletown Science World shootings. She believes wholeheartedly in getting the answers and accountability viewers want and need.

Bathe is a British Columbia Institute of Technology graduate. Prior to joining CBC in 2016, she was a reporter for News 1130.

Raised on a blueberry and raspberry farm in Abbotsford, Bathe hugely values the farming industry in the Fraser Valley and its importance to British Columbia. She has travelled to more than 20 countries around the world and loves to read, cook, and spend time with friends and family.

[photo courtesy of CBC Vancouver]