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Lynda Steele Announced as New Consumer Reporter for CTV British Columbia

Vancouver, BC (April 12, 2011) – CTV British Columbia announced today that veteran broadcast journalist Lynda Steele will become the station's new Consumer Reporter on May 16th, 2011.

"We're thrilled that Lynda Steele is the new face of one of the most respected and established news brands in British Columbia, the On Your Side consumer segment," said Margo Harper, News Director, CTV British Columbia. “Steele On Your Side will continue the long tradition of helping consumers make informed decisions about products and issues that affect their pocketbooks. In addition, with Lynda at the helm, we will expand the advocacy role of On Your Side and aggressively challenge those who would cheat or take advantage of the honest consumer."

Lynda Steele is moving to CTV British Columbia from Edmonton, AB, where she has anchored Global’s 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts since 1995. Steele is an award-winning reporter and anchor who has worked in newsrooms across Western Canada. She is regarded as one of the most respected, trusted and talented broadcast journalists in the region.

Global Edmonton still has her bio page up:

Personally I've always enjoyed looking at (I mean "watching") Lynda Steele ("newscasts"). :) This move was rumoured for quite some time after her husband accepted a new RCMP posting in BC. The "On Your Side" segment came open when Chris Olson left his role and took a job with new BC Premier Christy Clark as her Press Secretary.
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