The ‘Power’ Player

Vassy Kapelos, BA’04 (Political Science), was named host of CBC News Network’s daily flagship political program, Power & Politics. Her keen interest in current events brought her from Western to her first broadcast job in Swift Current, Sask., and then, for nearly a decade, to the Global Television Network.

As she began her new post at one of the country’s most influential daily programs, she said it’s essential to convey not just events but the context that shapes them.

“It’s important for people to understand the decisions being made and the way they affect their lives. You’ll see people upset about teachers going on strike because it affects their kid’s’ daily life. But often they’re not aware of the decisions that led to that in the first place. There’s a role for people to explain and make others aware of what is going on. It is too easy to not pay attention,” she said.

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