Award-winning journalist, reporter & television host.
Ceilidh began her broadcasting career at age 16, as a student reporter for CBC’s News Day in BC. Her live broadcast, 'Fast & Female', told the story of Olympic Gold Medallist Chandra Crawford’s organization and how it is empowering girls through sport. Ceilidh’s report along with the other student stories won The Radio & Television News Director’s (RTNDA) Gord Sinclair Award for “Best Live Broadcast”. Ceilidh was invited back by CBC the following year to speak at the News Day student journalism workshop. The experience ignited her passion for journalism and opened the doors to a broadcasting career.
A graduate of BCIT’s Broadcast Journalism Program, at 19, Ceilidh was recruited by Global News BC and became the youngest writer on staff. She has been a junior reporter for 'Generation Y' on Shaw TV and City TV's Breakfast Television. She also produced / hosted Delta TV's 'Turn It Up!", a 13-episode music series profiling local artists. Her worked has earned her the ABCOM Award from the Association of Broadcast Communicators and two Clarion Awards for "Excellence in Communications" from the Association for Women in Communications.
At the 2010 We Day, she was selected to be part of the stage panel for CTV’s talk show, 'Shameless Idealists'. Hosted by Free The Children’s founder Craig Kielburger, the show features in-depth interviews with social activists Al Gore, Martin Sheen, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Betty Williams, Cherie Blair, K’naan and Hedley’s Jacob Hoggard. The following year, she was appointed as Free the Children's first-ever Youth Reporter. Ceilidh has had the opportunity to interview many celebrities, including Matthew Morrison (Glee), NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal, Canadian recording artists Hedley, singer Lights, rock band Theory of a Deadman and many others.
Ceilidh has been a reporter and host for Novus TV and a freelance writer for both BC Business and BC Living Magazines. She has also served as community reporter, weather anchor and host of CHEK Around for Vancouver Island's CHEK News. Ceilidh is currently the community and weather reporter for Global News in both Regina and Saskatoon.
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A recipient of two Clarion Awards for “Excellence in Communications” from The Association for Women in Communications,
Ceilidh has written for and been featured in national publications including The Globe & Mail, The Vancouver Sun, Metro News and Vervegirl and Youthink Magazines.
“My generation is known as the 'plugged-in' generation. We have grown up with digital communication and it is part of our everyday life. This technology enables us to spread the message about social initiatives that benefit people here at home and around the world. Canadians have become citizens of this electronic global village, advocating for others less fortunate.
Through my role as a reporter, I have the honour of meeting citizens who are making a difference in the world. I hope to use the power of media to inspire and empower young people to make positive change in their communities and in the lives of others.”