Sonia Beeksma

Sonia Beeksma is a traffic anchor and segment reporter for CTV Morning Live in Vancouver.

The award-winning broadcaster joined CTV Vancouver in 2016, but her career started in 2009 after completing the Broadcasting and Performing Arts program at Columbia Academy and the journalism program at BCIT.

It was her internship at eTalk Toronto that not only fuelled her interest in the entertainment world but introduced her to the hard work it takes to be in media.

She soon returned to Vancouver and worked as a news reporter and anchor for both TALK-1200 (RJ AM) and news station CKNW 980.

Her radio days were numbered as she was snatched by Global Television to become the weekend weather specialist and feature story reporter. Her performance was not only noticed by her colleagues and competitors but also by the BC Association of Broadcasters whom would soon award Sonia with Broadcaster of Tomorrow award.

She then joined CTV Morning Live as a traffic specialist and entertainment/fashion reporter. Sonia is described as an incredibly versatile broadcaster having hosted entertainment stories, fashion, community and feature stories.

She is very active in the community and emcees a variety of charitable events.

When she’s not in front of the green screen, Sonia’s world is her 8-year-old daughter. And when she does have some spare time, she likes to weight train and get outside for fresh air.

3 words to describe Nature?

Liberating. Calming. Intriguing

3 things Nature taught you?

Constant confirmation that there is a God (Creator)

Us humans are such a small part of the equation on this earth

To slow down and be present

3 most treasured Nature spots?

Crescent beach (local)

Sunshine Coast hikes (around BC)

Road to Hana in Maui

When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel...?

Overwhelmed with peace

When you see a forest, it makes you feel...?

Comforted and a little indecisive if I want to dive in and see what wildlife awaits.

When you see a volcano, it makes you feel...?


When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel...?

Invigorated, sunset means I get a good night’s sleep, sunrise means I have the entire day ahead of me to accomplish so much!

When you hear thunder, it makes you feel...?

Utter fear, that is some force that would make the hair on my back (if I had any) stand up.. lol

When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel...?

Very refreshed, makes me feel like the air is cleaning itself out. In my field when there’s an air quality advisory in effect, you need that wind to come and blow out the bad air. So when that happens, we all take a deep breath in and say, fresh air!

Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?

Definitely an Ocean and Mountain person. By the ocean in the summer and on the mountain in winter.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?

10. Nature teaches us so much, it helps us slow down, it not only cleans our lungs but I think it’s healing to our soul and spirit.

Share with us a childhood nature memory?

I grew up in New Delhi where it rarely rained, so when it did 3 or 4 times a year, all the kids would come out and play cricket in the rain. Memories I will cherish forever.