Emcee, Jason Pires, from Global News

Jason Pires

A familiar face to British Columbians for more than two decades, Jason is a multiple Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and Edward R. Murrow Award-winner, and now joins BC’s #1 morning news program as co-anchor – Global News Morning.

He began his broadcast career at CHEK TV, and then moved to CTV Vancouver Island to be the station’s sports director and anchor/reporter, making his way to metro Vancouver. Prior to joining Global BC, Jason was the co-host of Vancouver’s CTV Morning Live for seven years, and most recently was the anchor of CTV News at Noon.

Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Jason developed a passion for broadcast news as a young child watching Global BC’s News Hour at 6 with his family. During a trip to Expo ‘86 when he was 12 years old, he visited the BCTV, now Global BC, pavilion and was in awe as he watched the station’s anchors Tony Parsons, Pamela Martin, and Bernie Pascall deliver the news.

A news junkie, he has always loved the craft of storytelling, especially sharing the inspiring ones.

When he is not working or not napping, Jason enjoys sports (watching and playing) and travelling. Jason and his wife Anita call Olympic Village home and he regularly runs the seawall with their labradoodle Rosie. He supports multiple local charitable organizations such as Canada Scores, KidSafe, KidSport, Dreams Take Flight, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Backpack Buddies, and the BC Cancer Foundation.