Some changes come to CHEK News, with the return of a familiar face to take over the anchor desk at six.
Award-winning presenter and journalist Paul Haysom takes over as anchor of CHEK News at Six.
Haysom returns to CHEK after spending the past decade working for Global News, most recently as a morning show anchor on Global BC. Longtime viewers of CHEK will remember Haysom, who began his broadcasting career at CHEK in 2007 as a sports commentator and journalist.
Since then, he has won numerous awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), including in 2021 for his coverage of the Leyton fire. Now he’s ready to return to his Victorian roots with his wife, Nikki, and their dog, Fuller.
“I am so excited to be joining the incredibly talented team at CHEK in going from breakfast to dinner as our 6pm presenter. The opportunity to work with both new and familiar faces on Vancouver Island is an opportunity I can’t pass up!” said Haysum.
“As an employee-owned organization rooted in the community, CHEK is well positioned for the future by embracing the changing media landscape. No matter the platform, CHEK’s commitment to strong local journalism will always be at its core.”
“I am honored to play a major role in this vision. »
I am happy to announce that I will be back @employee to anchor the 6 p.m. newscast. CHEK is where I started my career and I can’t wait to meet the talented Vancouver Island team. Nikki, Fuller and I are happy to be home… #See you soon #examines pic.twitter.com/GaMsSitajJ
– Paul Haysom June 1, 2023
Haysom, who grew up in Central Saanich, replaces current 6 p.m. anchor Joe Perkins, who is stepping away from the anchor desk to focus on his new role as CHEK’s news director. Perkins joined CHEK in 2019 and oversaw the transition of Six O’Clock News from thirty minutes to a full hour, adding popular segments to the newscast including Order Up! and Rewind Island.
“I’m thrilled Paul is back on Vancouver Island and back at CHEK. He’s a talented writer and anchor and understands our station’s commitment to local news,” said Perkins.
An update on my role at CHEK News. Today is my first day as Director of CHEK News. We have a great team and I am excited about this opportunity and the future of our newsroom. I will finally get out of the installation desk. Thanks for the messages and support. #new part
-Joe Perkins (@JoPerkinsCHEK) April 17, 2023
“We are delighted that Joe Perkins has taken responsibility for all of our media activities in his capacity as CIO for CHEK,” said Rob German, CEO of CHEK.
“While viewers will miss seeing Joe regularly on the 6 a.m. newscast, Paul Haysom, who many viewers know, will be a perfect fit and augment our on-air news team.”
We expect to see Haysom behind the six o’clock anchor desk very soon.
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