Long-time journalists Mike McCardell and Dave Gerry are joining CTV British Columbia’s supper hour show for a new segment called “The Last Word.”

Long-time journalists Mike McCardell and Dave Gerry are joining CTV British Columbia’s supper hour show for a new segment called “The Last Word.”

The new segment is scheduled to air weekdays starting Sept. 2. McCardell and Gerry will provide the “exclamation point on the day’s news,” according to a CTV article announcing the segment.

“Mike and Dave are veteran broadcasters and local icons with strong roots in this community, and we look forward to having viewers discover the unique chemistry and energy they bring to CTV News at Six,” said Les Staff, news director of CTV British Columbia in the article. “With more than six decades of broadcast experience between them, Mike and Dave are more than familiar faces – they are an integral part of the narrative and tradition in this province. We welcome Mike and Dave to CTV News, and are delighted to unite viewers with these gifted storytellers.”


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McCardell started on the cop beat at the New York Daily News and the Vancouver Sun. He then moved to Global BC where he worked for 37 years.

Gerry graduated from the journalism program of University of Western Ontario (now known as Western University)  and has worked for almost two decades with CKVU-TV in Vancouver. Earlier this year, he won the Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing.

The appointment was tweeted by the channel’s Okanagan Bureau Chief Kent Molgat on Friday.

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.