Mike Katrycz joined CHCH as News Director in 2001 and became Channel Zero’s first Vice President of News in 2011. He is responsible for overall editorial direction, staffing and formatting of all news and information programming.
Mike Katrycz spearheaded the planning and implementation of CHCH’s “all news, all day” format which now accounts for more than 80 hours of weekly programming — more than any other conventional TV station in Canada – and is watched by more than three million viewers every week.
While that programming focuses primarily on Hamilton, Halton and Niagara, the CHCH News team also travels the world to deliver live coverage of important national and international stories including the 2014 terror shooting on Parliament Hill which claimed the life of a Hamilton solider, the election of the new pope in Rome, the attack on the Boston Marathon and the earthquake in Haiti.
Mike’s credentials were built upon two decades of news reporting at CTV Toronto and 680 News, and producing flagship newscasts for Global Ontario.