Andrew Johnson | CTV News

Andrew Johnson

CTV News Vancouver Island Senior Anchor & Managing Editor

Andrew grew up in the majestic ski towns of the Kootenays before moving to Vancouver Island. He enrolled at the University of Victoria, graduating with a degree in Sociology. From there, he decided to act on his long-simmering broadcasting aspirations and headed east to Calgary’s Mount Royal College.

Shortly after completing the Broadcasting program, in 2005 Andrew began news reporting and anchoring for CTV in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He quickly changed gears, moving over to the sports desk in Saskatoon. But, after a couple of years trying to suppress the BC-itch, returned to news and to Vancouver Island, where he married a Victoria girl and has started a family.

His career highlights include covering the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver, travelling with the David Foster Foundation to visit children receiving life-saving organ transplants across the country, and, one of his first assignments, a lawnmower race in St. Louis, Saskatchewan.

Andrew most enjoys the writing and storytelling aspect of his job as well as the daily reality of the news business, that when you wake up in the morning and head to work, you never quite know where you’ll end up.

You'll find him on the anchor desk nightly for CTV News at 6. When he's not there, Andrew relishes life at home with his wife and two boys. He also like to run, attempts to golf, and is a disgruntled Calgary Flames fan trapped deep within enemy territory.


  • 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award - Best News Series - "David Foster Foundation"
  • 2012 RTDNA Dave Rogers Award - Best Long Feature - "David Foster Foundation"


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology - University of Victoria (Victoria, BC)
  • Broadcasting Diploma - Mount Royal College (Calgary, AB)