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Tara Jean Stevens


Tara Jean became part of the BT Vancouver family in June of 2017, bringing more than 15 years of broadcast experience with her. TJ’s well established reputation as a well-known radio personality precedes her. She is a two-time recipient of the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters (BCAB), Broadcast Performer of the Year award. TJ is also an award-winning playwright and actress. Her play ‘My Father’s House’ earned her the Sydney Risk Prize for Outstanding Script by an Emerging Playwright at the 2006 Jessie Awards. Born and raised on the West Coast of B.C., TJ lives in Ladner and is proud mom to two children, Violet and Ozzy.

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Riaz Meghji


Breakfast Television Host Riaz Meghji wakes Vancouverites up each and every morning with charm, humour and style. After graduating with a degree in finance from Simon Fraser University, Riaz moved to radio before making the shift into television. He has worked for MTV Canada, CTV News and SUN TV, before joining Breakfast Television in 2008. A seasoned professional, Riaz is known for his friendly and polished delivery, whether in front of a camera or on the stage.

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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

Entertainment Host

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.

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Kyle Donaldson

News Anchor

Kyle is a news anchor with Breakfast Television Vancouver and can be seen bright and early weekday mornings beginning at 5:30.

Born in Ottawa but raised in Victoria, Kyle considers himself a BC boy at heart. He graduated from the Applied Communication Program at Victoria’s Camosun College, where he got his start in broadcasting by anchoring news updates on the campus radio station’s morning show. Before joining the Citytv team in 2006 as a host for Breakfast Television Vancouver, Kyle worked as a news producer for The New VI and A Channel in Victoria, and as a news anchor, reporter and weather host for CFJC-TV in Kamloops. Kyle has earned various news awards including an Edward R. Murrow for Best Hard News Feature and a Jack Webster for Best Community Reporting.  He was in the courtroom when serial killer Robert Pickton was sentenced, has covered the 2010 Winter Olympics from Whistler, and even broadcast BT live from Disneyland, Kamloops and Victoria.

Kyle lives in Vancouver and loves to experience the city’s restaurant scene, with weekend brunches being one of his favourite meals. He also loves to travel and takes regular trips to Vancouver Island to visit his family and friends.