Director of Engagement and Liaison to B.C. Premier Christy Clark for Today's BC Liberals. Former TV News anchor and reporter.
Pamela previously worked as a television journalist, anchoring award-winning newscasts and reporting in the British Columbia market for over 35 years. Among numerous accolades during Pamela’s broadcasting career, CTV News at Six won Best Newscast of 2010, the 2008 International Edward R. Murrow award and in 2006, the RTNDA National Award for Best Spot News Coverage. In 2008, Martin was awarded the National RTNDA Award for Best Feature Story for her report on breast cancer, called “Kelli’s Red Devils.”
In 2003, she won a Leo Award (BC’s Oscar Awards for Film and Television) chosen by viewers as favourite on-air news personality. In 2000, Martin was chosen Women of the Year by the Consumers Choice Awards.
She now works for the BC Liberal Party as Director of Engagement and Liaison to B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
"I'll watch you for a while. I know you like that." I recoiled slightly as those words were spoken, as I imagine many women did. I wasn't the one being patronized, but I still felt it. Women everywhere have at one point or another endured condescending, dismissive, creepy remarks designed to "put us in our place."
John Horgan and the B.C. NDP have said they would bring in the $10-a-day child care model, but recently, Mr. Horgan confirmed they wouldn't fully implement the program for 10 years. Think about that - a child who needs child care today would be starting high school when the B.C. NDP's co-called plan is implemented.
When I first met Christy Clark, I remember thinking we had a lot in common. Journalism has changed a lot, but at the time, female reporters and anchors were unusual -- in fact, when I was the first female reporter at CKNW, some listeners complained: how could this woman report the news? Likewise, Christy was also a woman in an untraditional place: cabinet.