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Mary Cranston


Mary Cranston joined the BT Vancouver family in June of 2018. Before moving west, Mary lived on the east coast in Saint John, where she worked as a video journalist for CTV News. Before that, she spent two years in Kitchener as a writer and reporter.

Mary’s career history includes stints at 570 News and Rogers TV in Kitchener, where she hosted a live current affairs talk show. Her earliest career highlight was winning the RTDNF Cold-FX Scholarship for her documentary on Huntington Disease, received at the RTDNA national conference in 2012.

Raised in the Greater Toronto Area, Mary attended Fanshawe College in London where she earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism.

Outside the newsroom, Mary can be found hiking in the mountains, taking a dance class and exploring Vancouver, the beautiful city she now calls home.

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Russ Lacate


Russ pulls double duty every weekday morning, delivering the weather forecast live to Breakfast Television viewers and News1130 listeners between 5:30 and 9:00 am.  In addition, Russ works the afternoon split-shift on News1130 everyday, and also provides local forecasts to a variety of Hollywood film productions taking place in the Lower Mainland year round.

Even after almost 25 years in the field, Lacate still rises before the sun and looks forward to the challenge of deciphering the weather pattern everyday.

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Thor Diakow


Thor began his journey in to media at CKNW Newstalk 980 Vancouver after graduating from BCIT in Broadcast Journalism. Following several years of producing hard news talk shows, he decided to enter the television world and explore the lighter side of news and entertainment. Starting out on Breakfast Television as a behind-the-scenes producer, his passion for movies and all things entertainment soon spawned a weekly Friday movie review of new releases, aptly named “Thor’s Hammers”. Today, Thor reports on the latest entertainment stories that make the showbiz world go ’round!

Some of his career highlights include covering the nightly parties during the 2010 Olympics, interviewing such greats as Michael Buble, Chris Cornell & Alice Cooper, and covering the 2009 Juno Awards in Vancouver.

When he’s not reporting on the latest entertainment, Thor is an active reader, avid birdwatcher, photographer and enjoys hiking and rockin’ out to music. He is a devoted supporter of nature related charities such as The National Geographic Society and The Oceanic Preservation Society.

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Greg Harper

News Reporter

Greg has been reporting live on Breakfast Television for more than five years.  He has covered stories from Vancouver to Chilliwack and from Blaine to Bellingham, Washington.  A memorable moment is when more than 40 vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash on an icy and slippery Port Mann Bridge.  “We managed to park in an area under construction and went live from the middle of the bridge with the fog and damaged vehicles all around us.”

Born and raised in British Columbia, Greg spent most of his years in Tsawwassen and Port Coquitlam growing up. While attending the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Greg landed his first position at City as a junior associate producer. After graduating in Broadcast Journalism, Greg was offered the job of Live Eye Host.  Three years later, he transitioned into the role of news reporter.

At City, Greg loves working with such a great group of hardworking, passionate and talented people every day. He enjoys the excitement and unpredictability of the job.

Greg enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, son and their cat. Greg is very active and often makes time for Crossfit.