Eric Taschner is a videojournalist with CTV News Northern Ontario based in North Bay.
Originally hailing from Woodstock, Ontario, he is excited to call North Bay his home.
He joined CTV News Northern Ontario in July 2018.
Eric is a two-time RTDNF scholarship winner in 2017 for a three-part series he did on how animals impact our daily lives. He also won both the Dana Lewis Frontline Award for crime reporting and the Digital Journalist Award in 2016.
He has been on the scene of massive fires, floods, wildfires, car crashes, and murder scenes. Additionally, he covers city council meetings, along with both provincial and federal politics.
Eric remembers covering the return to North Bay for one of the last surviving Dionne Quintuplets in 2018. That story aired nationally on CTV News. He also worked on a story about a school shooting threat and exclusively reported on a large wildfire in B.C.
Before joining CTV News Northern Ontario, he previously worked at CJDC-TV in Dawson Creek, B.C. as a Reporter and Anchor. He also spent part of his career employed at 104.7 Heart FM as a Reporter/Newscaster.
He is a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism/Television News program at Fanshawe College, during which he completed an internship at CTV News in London.
Eric is fluent in English.
He enjoys watching soccer and cheering on his favourite team, FC Barcelona.
Dana Lewis Frontline Award, 2016
Digital Journalist Award, 2016
LOCAL, IMMEDIATE, SERIOUS, WEATHER and CONNECTED - these key words drive the CTV Northern Ontario brand. CTV Northern Ontario is committed to producing timely, relevant and accurate news for the north. With 11 experienced photojournalists based at stations in Timmins, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, CTV is committed to producing timely, relevant, accurate "news for the north".
Our flagship CTV News at Six is among the highest rated CTV newscasts in the country. CTV has a long history of producing strong ratings throughout its programming lineup.
CTV’s mandate is to ensure our viewing audience is reflected in the diversity of our programming and our people. CTV Northern Ontario maintains a strong commitment to the Aboriginal community through active engagement in sponsorship, news coverage, and community building.
Deeply rooted and committed to the hundreds of communities we serve; CTV Northern Ontario strives to make tangible contributions by playing an active role in community growth and development. This long-standing tradition is exemplified through the continuation of Canada’s longest running telethon for children who are less fortunate.
CTV is committed to the future, nurturing the development of broadcasters, writers, filmmakers, and the producers of tomorrow through the program development fund, internships and bursaries. CTV Northern Ontario is proud to be a part of the lives of Northerners for over 60 years.