Reporter, CTV Vancouver
Sarah MacDonald has been a reporter with CTV Vancouver since 2013.
Sarah began her broadcasting career in the CTV Vancouver newsroom. She was given the opportunity to work with CTV National News during the 2010 Winter Olympics, and was offered a job with the network's flagship newscast in Toronto soon after. Sarah spent a year working with Canada AM, before joining the CTV National News team—where she honed her journalistic skills as a writer for CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, Lisa LaFlamme.
Sarah played a key role in CTV National News' coverage of pivotal events in recent world history—including the Arab Spring, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of 2011, the death of Osama bin Laden and the downfall of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, and several high profile murder cases—including those of notorious Canadian killers Michael Rafferty and Luka Magnotta.
Since returning to the west coast—and the CTV Vancouver newsroom—Sarah’s reports have aired on CTV National News, CTV News Channel, and Canada AM. Her work has appeared in internationally distributed print and online publications—including VICE News and The Globe and Mail.
Sarah knew she wanted to be a journalist from a young age. She studied Political Science at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, before enrolling in BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program—the youngest student ever accepted into the program at the time.
A fifth-generation Vancouverite, Sarah was born and raised in Vancouver.