“I am so excited to join CTV and host iconic political programs I have grown up watching my entire life,” said Kapelos. “I look forward to continuing to do what I love – report on politics and how it affects Canadians’ lives – with the team at CTV News, and I’m honoured to step into the shoes of my friends and mentors who have hosted these programs before me.”
“Vassy Kapelos is one of the country’s most esteemed and trusted political journalists and we are thrilled to welcome her to the CTV News team,” said Karine Moses, Senior Vice President, Content Development & News for Bell Media and Vice Chair, Quebec for Bell. “The perfect choice to lead political coverage for CTV News, Vassy’s skill in reporting major stories and contextualizing them for Canadians is unparalleled across the industry.”
Kapelos has extensive experience covering federal and provincial politics in Canada. Prior to joining CTV News, Kapelos was host of CBC’s POWER & POLITICS. Previously, she was Global News’ Ottawa Bureau Chief and host of THE WEST BLOCK. Before working in Ottawa, Vassy covered provincial politics in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Kapelos is a two-time Canadian Screen Award winner for Best Live Production, Social Media (2020), for CBC’s coverage of the B.C. by-election that saw Jagmeet Singh win his seat in Parliament, and Best Talk Program or Series (2021), for POWER & POLITICS.
She also received the 2021 Leitch Lecture Award from the University of Alberta and University of Calgary’s faculties of Law after delivering a lecture on the political effect of the COVID-19 health crisis in Canada.
Born in Toronto, Kapelos graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then from Dalhousie University with a Master of Arts.