Pamela Martin is a trail-blazing and renowned veteran for women in news broadcasting in British Columbia. She is an award-winning news anchor and journalist who has touched the lives of millions of people. She became a trusted “friend” bringing the essence of critical issues into the homes of British Columbians and shaping their understanding for over 30 years.
She parlayed her public profile to become a catalyst for change in BC, helping to elect the first woman Premier of British Columbia. As Director of Outreach in the Office of the Premier, Pamela engaged with stakeholders around the province and helped to advance issues in the BC economy for families.
As someone with her pulse on the provincial zeitgeist for over three decades, Pamela has a broad understanding and contextualization of issues that matter to British Columbians. She developed skills to grasp large amounts of information, get to the core of an issue, then to communicate it simply and accurately to the public, providing insight and context.
Over the course of her journalism career, she interviewed numerous newsworthy celebrities including every Canadian Prime Minister, US President Bill Clinton, US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Cuban President Fidel Castro, feminist Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda.
In addition to her high powered career, Pamela has lent her profile and expertise to many charities and non-profit organizations. As a high-profile communicator, Pamela has assisted in increasing exposure, expanding fundraising, emceeing events and reaching out to movers and shakers.
Pamela served as co-chair of the United Way Campaign of the Lower Mainland in 2008, one of the largest and most extensive charities in Vancouver. She was Honourary Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society for the BC/Yukon region from 1998 to 2003 and has been actively involved in numerous other community organizations, including the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and the Variety Club, for decades. Previously, she served on the boards of the Looking Glass Foundation (for eating disorders) and the Vancouver International Film Festival.
Pamela graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and also studied in Mexico City and Florence, Italy.
She is an adoptive mother, including of a disabled adult daughter, and is particularly passionate about helping women and children succeed.