Jackie Crandles joined CP24 in April, 2012 as a remote host, allowing this Pickering, ON native to cover live breaking news in the GTA. Prior to joining the CP24 team, Crandles spent just over four years as a reporter, anchor and weather specialist for CTV Barrie where she honed her skills for live and tight deadline reporting.
Career milestones to date include covering the court cases of Barrie mother Elaine Campione convicted of drowning her two young children in Fall of 2010 and in 2011 reporting on the murder of Jordan Morrison, a Barrie teen, killed in the Dominican Republic. She was also on the ground for the 2010 Olympic Torch relay as it passed through the Barrie area for CTV Barrie. Crandles has been a reporting force on the streets for CP24, as one of the first reporters on the scene of the Eaton Centre shootings in June 2012, and covering the 2012 Diamond Jubilee visit to Toronto by Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.
Before she graduated from post-secondary studies, Crandles got her feet wet in production as a chase producer for CTV News Channel, then known as CTV NewsNet. She learned the building blocks of live breaking television news and applied that knowledge to an internship with TV Ontario (TVO) where she was a researcher and producer, and contributed to TVO’s online blog. Next, Crandles parlayed an internship with 680 News into her first on-air position in radio as a traffic reporter.
While at school at York University, for an Honours B.A in English and Seneca College joint program in Broadcast Journalism, Crandles excelled in her writing, winning the Susan Anton Clark award for academic achievement from York University and “Best Writer” award at Seneca College media awards. She was also the valedictorian of her graduating class from York University.
In her spare time, Crandles is an avid runner, reader and camper. Her family, friends, and husband Jamie are what matters most in life for her. Crandles also takes time out of her schedule to assist in fundraising efforts for Community Living Newmarket Aurora, a non-profit organization that provides support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Follow her on Twitter: @jcrandles_cp24