Lynda Steele and Jody Vance teaming up for new weekly TV talk show

Veteran broadcasters Lynda Steele and Jody Vance are teaming up for weekly one-hour talk show, The Steele and Vance Show, launching September 8 on CHEK television.

Steele, who was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from RTDNA Canada in 2019, has had a 35-year career that includes 17 years anchoring the supper hour newscast on Global Edmonton. She was most recently the host of highly-rated afternoon drive show, The Lynda Steele Show, on 980 CKNW Vancouver.

Vance has been in radio and TV since the late ’80s, holding roles from sports anchor and host on CBC to her current gig as a freelance Canadian correspondent for Al Jazeera English TV and She also serves as a frequent fill-in host on CKNW.

This show will be unlike any currently available to BC viewers,” said Steele, in a CHEK announcement. “I am really proud to be a part of this show because what viewers will see when they tune in is real, authentic conversations about local, national and international topics that are relevant to life in BC today. This won’t be a standard talk show with the ‘news of the day’ – we are going to peel back the layers of the touchstones of what people are talking about.

“At its heart, the Steele and Vance Show will be a combination of informed and uncompromised dialogue,” added Vance. “Expect this show to be irreverent, unscripted and unfiltered, but more than that it will be two long-time broadcasters that you know you can trust talking about the news you need to know about that day or week. And we intend to have a lot of fun doing it. Expect the unexpected.”

The Steele and Vance Show will air Thursday nights at 8 p.m. It will also be available to stream on CHEK+ and for download as a podcast.

CHEK says the show will anchor its new primetime lineup of local talk shows, including BC Legends with Carole Taylor, and This is Vancolour with Mo Amir.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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