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CTV News, Investigative Reporter
Vancouver, British Columbia — Jon Woodward is a multiple award-winning reporter for the Investigators, the investigative team for CTV News British Columbia.
Since Jon joined CTV British Columbia in 2007, he has dug up documents and used hidden cameras to get at the province’s major stories, investigating the Lower Mainland gang wars, covering civil unrest at the Vancouver Olympics, and writing exclusive stories about the downfall of several B.C. ministers. He is the only reporter to have interviewed convicted serial killer Robert Pickton.
Jon and fellow Investigator Mi-Jung Lee won the international Edward R. Murrow award for an investigation into the failure of B.C. casinos to protect problem gamblers – a series that led to a review of their program in 2011. That same year, the pair also won for an investigation into a “natural health doctor” who claimed to cure cancer with herbal pills. The Canadian Bar Association honoured Jon with a Certificate of Merit for his reporting on how a botched federal government legal strategy encouraged payments to human smugglers.
Before joining CTV, Jon was the associate producer on The Pig Farm, a documentary about the case of Vancouver’s missing women. The film meticulously documented how opportunities to save the women were missed over the course of a decade. Jon was one of a team of three producers awarded a Gemini Award, the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.
He has reported from a civil war in Uganda, Africa, for the CBC, the Ottawa Citizen, the Globe and Mail, and TIME Magazine. He was awarded the Canadian Press Freedom Award in 2005 and a Jack Webster fellowship in 2009. He has also been nominated twice for Jack Webster Awards.
Jon has a degree in Mathematics from the University of British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver. He trained at the country’s best J-School: the Ubyssey student newspaper.