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Born and raised in North Vancouver, Carmen loves her new home in the sunny Okanagan.

Carmen graduated from BCIT's Broadcast Journalism program in April 2012.

Before joining Castanet, she worked at 103.9 Juice FM, as well as enjoying a year long stint on Vancouver Island's airwaves with the teams at 89.7 Juice FM in Duncan and 99.7 2Day FM in Campbell River.

Carmen was the recipient of the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award - as well as being a finalist for a BCAB Award in 2013 for her reporting on the 2013 Haida Gwaii earthquake. Before BCIT, she obtained a bachelors' degree in Economics and Criminology.

Her goal when she moved here in the Spring of 2013 was to taste every wine around the valley, and while a huge effort has already been made, it is still a work in progress.

Outside of work, Carmen shares a home with her boyfriend Michael and their high energy rescue puppy Arya.
Latest Articles from Carmen Weld

Supporting women in wine

Apr 29, 2016 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A group of women working in the male-dominated wine industry is working to change the image. Les Dames Wine is a local endeavour to raise scholarship funds for B.C. women in the beverage and

Senior care boosts jobs

Apr 29, 2016 / 2:31 pm

Photo: www.homeinstead.ca As the population ages, more Canadians are retiring in the Okanagan – which means more employment opportunities in the care sector. According to current stats, it's believed that by 2036, the

Antibiotic use and diabetes

Apr 28, 2016 / 6:20 pm

Photo: UBC Okanagan Deanna Gibson Prolonged antibiotic use can accelerate diabetes, a UBC study has found. A team of UBC researchers have found that gut bacteria are linked to the onset of Type 1 diabetes and that long-term and over-use

72 gas lines hit in 2015

Apr 28, 2016 / 1:02 pm

Central Okanagan residents aren't remembering to call before they dig. With 72 hits, the area saw the second highest amount of damage from struck gas lines across B.C. last year. Vancouver saw the most preventable contacts with FortisBC’s

Foster parents needed

Apr 28, 2016 / 5:00 am

Photo: ajr_images If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, foster parents are desperately needed in the Central Okanagan. According to the Central Okanagan Foster Parents Association, children are waiting

A heartbreaking phone call

Apr 27, 2016 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld Two local women were meant to be recovering in a Vancouver hospital today from a kidney-transplant surgery, but instead, a last-minute, heartbreaking phone call has left them waiting with bated breath. Castanet introduced Caroline

Assisted dying a 'disgrace'

Apr 27, 2016 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld In opposition to a move by the Canadian government to legalize assisted dying, the Kelowna Right to Life Society rallied outside MP Stephen Fuhr's office today. “I think this is a landmark in Canada of disgrace,

Tough times lead to crime

Apr 27, 2016 / 11:20 am

Editor's note: Castanet News will be sitting down with Kelowna RCMP Supt. Nick Romanchuk each month to discuss issues in our community. This month we focus on increased violent crime, fentanyl on the streets and plans for the tourist season. A

Strip torn off topless tidy

Apr 26, 2016 / 3:01 pm

Photo: Susan Rowbottom UPDATE: 3 p.m. Lake Avenue Beach or Mushroom Beach? It depends on who you ask. While the topless clean up of the beach last week is being hailed by some, others in the neighbourhood are less than pleased.  “Are

Bus pass hike hurts disabled

Apr 26, 2016 / 1:11 pm

Photo: Carmen Weld A recent decision by the Liberal government to increase the disability assistance rate, but also hike bus pass costs has the NDP steaming mad. New Democrat social development spokesperson Michelle Mungall was at transit