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Spencer Harwood is the associate assignment editor for CTV News Vancouver. He was previously an associate producer.
A tireless story chaser and journalist, he has also worked on four different elections for CTV News as a results producer, including the 2021 Canadian Federal election, and as results team leader during the 2022 B.C. Municipal elections.
Spencer joined the newsroom in January 2019 after previous stints with the Canadian Press, CBC and Corus Entertainment.
He still writes online for CTV News Vancouver, as well as for all CTV News Vancouver broadcasts, occasionally shoots and edits video, and helps produce CTV News at 11:30 every weeknight.
Spence graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in History before spending nearly six years working for a translation and technology firm as a strategic accounts director and program manager.
He later attended BCIT’s Broadcast and Online Journalism program, where he graduated with distinction.
He speaks English and is near-fluent in French after 13 years of French Immersion in his hometown of Richmond, B.C.
As a jack-of-all-trades, Spence has covered stories ranging from wildfires and flash floods, to feral peacocks disturbing the peace in a Surrey neighbourhood, to 30-year-old cold cases and the 2017 B.C. provincial election.
Born in Vancouver and growing up in Steveston, Spencer has deep roots on the West Coast including the Okanagan and Vancouver Island.
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