Articles by Breanna Karstens-Smith
- B.C.'s unrecycled plastics contributing to ocean pollution, conservation group says
- Vancouverites mourn victims of Sri Lanka explosions
- B.C. students use Vaisakhi to recruit South Asian stem cell donors
- Anonymous sperm donor meets Vancouver family
- Squamish Nation's plans for apartment complex near Burrard Bridge moving ahead
- Vancouver residents receive fifth eviction notice in six years
- Suspect in Langara College arson facing additional charges
- Surrey family victims of 'demoviction,' yet home remains standing
- Langley mom pleads for help diagnosing 4-year-old daughter
- Hundreds attend rally against housing complex for homeless in Maple Ridge
- Brexit protests prompt Canadian travel advisory for U.K.
- WestJet apologizes to B.C. teen stranded in Calgary airport overnight
- Co-workers file lawsuit alleging Surrey man stole lotto winnings
- Sustainable, gender neutral kids clothing company launches in Vancouver
- Chilliwack shooting victim succumbs to injuries: IHIT
- 'Energy hogs': Baby boomers worse than millennials, BC Hydro says
- SNC-Lavalin still in contention for new Pattullo Bridge project despite scandal
- Delta officer hailed a hero had previously undergone open heart surgery
- Fears unfounded over Vancouver modular housing project one year in
- Is a lack of access to Pap tests putting B.C. women at risk?
- Cannabis companies seeing big business in bud
- For 'sail': Pirate ship larger than some Vancouver condos
- 'It's a crisis': Patients in need of family doctor wait hours in line
- Surrey to consider plan to capture, remove peacocks
- Pantsless BC Lions fan fined $115 after being tackled by player on field
Breanna Karstens-Smith is no longer with CTV News Vancouver.
Breanna Karstens-Smith comes to CTV Vancouver from the Prairies. Born and raised in Edmonton, Breanna earned her Radio and Television Broadcasting diploma from Mount Royal University in Calgary. After graduation, Breanna made the move to CHAT Television in Medicine Hat to gain experience. In 2012 she returned home to work as a reporter at CTV Edmonton.
Her career has included coverage of major news events including historic elections, the resignation of Alberta Premier Alison Redford and the murder of an on-duty Edmonton police officer. In 2016, Breanna was in Fort McMurray from the beginning of the devastating wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes. Her coverage continued for months afterwards. The following year she was in the Okanagan to tell stories of spring floods and travelled throughout the Interior as wildfires spread through British Columbia.
On her days off, Breanna tries to give back to the community, having done work with Kin Canada, the MS Society and Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters. She also loves to travel, run races and, despite now being a Vancouverite, cheer for the Oilers.