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Penny Daflos

CTV News Vancouver Journalist



Penny is an award-winning multi-skilled journalist with CTV News Vancouver.

She has been a familiar face to the station's viewers since 2010 and specializes in investigative journalism and accountability reporting. Penny has become known as “the FOI queen” for her dogged, long-term freedom of information battles.

Penny began her career in radio as a weekend news anchor for Rogers in the Fraser Valley before moving to CKNW radio for four years, where she covered everything from the 2010 Olympics to high-profile court and politics stories. She was also one of the key figures reporting from the thick of the chaos during the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot.

When she made the switch to CTV News, Penny quickly stood out with her compelling storytelling, scoops, and compassionate portrayal of complex stories. She has been a key figure in the station’s coverage of major events ever since — from municipal elections to the legislature spending scandal — but has also been known to suit up for unconventional assignments like flying a Boeing F-18 Super Hornet.

Inspired by the many challenges faced by herself and the field crews covering the historic 2017 wildfire season, Penny took the leap into podcasting in the spring of 2018, launching BTS with CTV News Vancouver, a podcast that took listeners behind the scenes and behind the stories from the station's busy newsroom. that project came to an end in the spring of 2020 when she became one of the province’s foremost pandemic reporters, which morphed into a healthcare specialty she’s now well-known for.

Penny graduated with Honours from BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism program in 2008, where she was awarded the Canadian Millennium Excellence Entrance Award. She earned a Bachelor of Arts (First Class) from UBC in 2002, majoring in anthropology and minoring in sociology.

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