With more than 50 years in the news business, Ben Meisner is the anchor for 250News.com.
Ben started announcing in Uranium City in the mid 1950’s, and has held news positions at CKDM Dauphin, CKY Winnipeg, CJGX Yorkton, and CKEY Toronto. He was the General Manager at CKRD Red Deer, General Manager CFFM/ CFJC Kamloops for which he won the Radio Station of the Year award. Ben is best known in the “250” for the talk show he hosted on CKPG radio, his daily editorials on that station and weekly editorials on PGTV and in the Prince George Citizen and Free Press. He is the recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the Radio, Television Digital News Association Lifetime Achievement Award and has been the champion for the Nechako River.
Elaine is a Quarter Century Club member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters. Her career started in news at CKPG Radio in Prince George and includes experience at CHED Edmonton, CHML Hamilton, CHUM/CHUMFM Toronto, CKEY Toronto and CISSFM Toronto. She has taught Broadcast Journalism at the College level, been a Communications/Public Relations Officer in Prince George, and won several awards for news, public affairs and voice over work. She is a member of the Radio, Television Digital News Association of Canada.
Don Hawkins’ journalism career spans 42 years, the bulk of it in Victoria and Prince George, having started at CFAX Victoria in August, 1969. Professional opportunities have resulted in his coverage of news throughout the capital city region, including a stint as a broadcast reporter at the B.C. legislature interviewing and writing about the politicians of the day such as Dave Barrett, W.A.C. and Bill Bennett and a host of other interesting characters. Don also worked in the Vancouver market and the Okanagan, specifically Kelowna, prior to moving to Prince George in the summer of 1983. With a career move in early 2011, Don now brings his skills, abilities and enthusiasm to the news outlet that prides itself on bringing the news of north-central B.C. to an ever-expanding audience in a timely, professional manner, 250News.
Raised in Prince George, Peter Ewart is a former instructor of English and New Media at the College of New Caledonia. He is a community activist and volunteer, and has written a variety of articles on political and community affairs. He has been a spokesperson for the Active Voice Coalition, coordinator for the Prince George Committee To Save BC Rail, President of Employment Action, Vice President of the CNC Faculty Association, and Board member of the Canadian Rural and Remote Health Association.
He is currently working on a book about the controversial sale of BC Rail.
Jos Van Hage