Former program head Broadcast Journalism British Columbia Institute of Technology; news then Senior Reporter and Assistant News Director CKNW Vancouver 1985-2004; Communications Manager School District #39 Vancouver 2004-current
Ms. Eamor comes to the school district with several years of distinguished experience and accomplishment in the fields of journalism, reporting and news broadcasting.
Most recently, Eamor has held the position of Assistant News Director and Senior Reporter with CKNW where she has been connected with the events and issues of our city and province for 20 years.
In addition, Ms. Eamor has been an instructor in schools of journalism at
the BC Institute of Technology and
The CKNW team of
Ted Field, Yvonne Eamor and Leanne Yuzwa are nominated in the best news reporting (radio)
category for covering a tragedy aboard a barge in
The Province and
CKNW radio have been ordered to pay a
Phil Grassi was charged in 1997 with communicating in a public place for the purposes of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute.
The married father of two was found not guilty.
Key to Grassi's defence was the Crown's inability to prove whether he had the money to pay an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute the amount they had allegedly agreed to.
Grassi's name was released April 18, 1997, by
A Province article published April 22 defamed Grassi, a minor hockey coach, by a phrase that suggested he was a threat to public safety, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Lysyk ruled in his judgment.
The Province gave prominent play to the story of his acquittal on the adult prostitution charge.
Grassi did not ask for an apology or retraction.
Justice Lysyk ordered The Province to pay Grassi $45,000, in part because it did not print an apology or retraction.
The judge also ordered CKNW and senior reporter Yvonne Eamor to pay Grassi $35,000 in damages.