Russ Froese



CKNW Vancouver 1972-77; BCTV Vancouver 1977-80; produced more than 70 documentaries including The Journal and Midday CBC Vancouver 1980-88; news anchor CKVU-TV/Citytv Vancouver 1988-2003; campaign volunteer Canadian Red Cross current; instructor international humanitarian law seminars current

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He started his journalism career with CKNW in 1972, moved to BCTV five years later, then joined the CBC in 1980. At the CBC, he worked as a journalist and producer for The Journal and Midday and produced more than 70 documentaries. He has worked on assignment all over the world and has been named Broadcast Performer of the Year by the B.C. Association of Broadcasters.


He's a graduate of the journalism program at Vancouver Community College, now Langara. He had some exposure at TK Television in Terrace.




working at New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation and in Asia and Australia.




Born in Mission, BC - Married, he skis and is the owner of Beau Belle, a wooden 1964 Chris Craft he uses to explore the B.C. coast.




On September 19th, 2005, retired television anchor Russ Froese departed for a four-month assignment to Banda Aceh Province in northern Indonesia – one of the hardest hit areas from last year’s massive earthquake and tsunami.  As an Information Delegate for the Canadian Red Cross, he will report back to Canadian donors on the progress of recovery, the challenges ahead, and how their donation is being spent. 


Froese, a documentary journalist, producer, and former Vancouver news anchor for 33 years, is honoured to be able to participate through the Canadian Red Cross in the worldwide effort to help survivors in Indonesia. 





1999 Award: Best News Anchor in a Local News Package

  Program: Global News at Six




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