Les is the News Director/Executive Producer for CTV News Vancouver, and has held this position since 2012.
He joined CTV Vancouver in November of 2007 to work in the local newsroom for the host broadcaster of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Prior to this, he was News Director at CTV Saskatoon. Over his two decades in television news, Les has worked as a reporter, anchor and producer.
Receiving his education at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Les hails from Regina, and began his career in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, one of Canada’s smallest TV markets. He has also worked in this country’s largest market, Toronto.
While working as a reporter, Les won the Radio and Television News Directors Award (RTNDA) for Investigative Reporting. His documentary, “Nowhere to Hide” explored the terrifying reality of women being stalked by men. Following the documentary, legislative changes were made to tighten up the laws prohibiting this crime to better protect people from harassment.
Les is also active in charitable endeavors in the Metro Vancouver area. He has been a member of the Hope Starts Here Campaign Cabinet since 2013. The cabinet, working under the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation is raising 17 million dollars for equipment for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Les is also an avid supporter of the BC-SPCA; as well as actively involved in Habitat for Humanity of Great Vancouver.
Les is married to his wife Corry and they share their lives with three spoiled dogs.