Kapelos in studio with Andrew Scheer
|Born||1980/1981 (age 37–38)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Show||Power & Politics|
|Network||CBC News Network|
|Time slot||5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET|
|Previous show(s)||The West Block|
Vassiliki Kapelos (/
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and Dalhousie University, she worked for the Global Television Network's stations in Saskatoon and Edmonton, including as the Edmonton station's provincial political affairs reporter. In that role, she became best known for breaking the story about the large severance package paid out to Premier Alison Redford's outgoing chief of staff in 2013, which ultimately forced Redford to introduce a new sunshine list for public employees. In that same year, she was part of the reporting team for the series "Code Red", an investigative series on the ambulance industry in Alberta, which drew on revealing interviews with paramedics and other sources and an in-studio interview with Alberta Minister of Health Fred Horne to reveal an under-resourced industry that was endangering Alberta residents. The series forced the provincial government to initiate a review of the system as a whole, and won the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series in the international category.
In February 2018, she left Global to join CBC News Network as the new host of Power & Politics.
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