Sarah MacDonald has been a reporter with CTV Vancouver since 2013.
Since returning to the CTV Vancouver newsroom from the network's flagship newscast in Toronto, Sarah has led the network's continuing coverage of major local, national and international stories—including British Columbia’s worst recorded wildfire season in 2017, its historical provincial election months earlier, and global acts of terrorism in New York, Las Vegas, London and Quebec.
Sarah has extensively covered regional, federal, and international political issues and global conflicts impacting British Columbians and Canadians at large—including federal and provincial budgets, the legislation to legalize recreational cannabis in Canada, the election and presidency of United States President Donald Trump, and the wide-reaching implications of the Islamic State's rise and reign in Syria and Iraq.
In 2016, Sarah covered Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's historical participation in Western Canada’s largest Pride Parade for the network—followed by the province’s first royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, weeks later.
Sarah continues to cover ongoing and complex issues impacting British Columbians: she regularly reports on the region's world-renowned housing market, opioid overdose crisis, growing gang violence epidemic, and extreme weather systems. In 2017, Sarah covered the on-duty shooting death of Constable John Davidson in Abbotsford, British Columbia—from the day of his murder, to his regimental funeral two weeks later.
Sarah's reports regularly air on CTV National News, CTV News Channel, and on regional platforms across the network. Her work has appeared in internationally distributed print publications such as VICE, VICE News, and The Globe and Mail.
Prior to returning to Vancouver in 2012, Sarah spent several years working for CTV National News in Toronto—where she honed her journalistic skills as a writer for CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, Lisa LaFlamme. There, Sarah worked with the CTV National News team on its coverage of pivotal events in recent world history: 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, and several high profile murder cases—those of notorious Canadian killers Michael Rafferty and Luka Magnotta among them.
Sarah studied Political Science at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, before graduating from the Broadcast Journalism program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
A fifth-generation Vancouverite, Sarah was born and raised in Vancouver—where she currently resides.