CBC Manitoba’s Bartley Kives named best local reporter at 2024 Canadian Screen Awards

A CBC Manitoba journalist was recognized for his work with a prestigious prize at the Canadian Screen Awards on Tuesday night.

Bartley Kives, a senior reporter at CBC Manitoba, was named best local reporter at an awards ceremony in Toronto on Tuesday evening.

Kives, who joined CBC Manitoba in 2016, has a wealth of experience working in newspapers. He spent three years at the Winnipeg Sun and 18 at the Winnipeg Free Press.

“I’m an old print schmuck. I don’t deserve this. Everybody else does,” Kives said in his acceptance speech.

“Quite frankly, the only reward worth having is continued employment, because the industry has been devastated.”

Kives says what’s most important to him is the satisfaction he gets from working on a story that leads to change.

“This is the only profession that allows me to be the sort of jerky, curious person I am in real life and … make a living,” he said in an interview after the awards ceremony.

While it’s nice to get an award, Kives said he feels it’s more symbolic of the work that CBC Manitoba does.

A man in a suit is pictured holding an award.
‘I’m an old print schmuck. I don’t deserve this. Everybody else does,’ Kives said in his acceptance speech. (Holly Caruk/CBC)

CBC Manitoba’s nightly news show was also nominated for a screen award, in the best local newscast category.

That award went to CBC Vancouver’s evening newscast.

CBC/Radio-Canada had 288 screen award nominations this year, with 27 of those nominations in CBC News, current affairs and local.

The Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the non-profit Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, are an annual celebration of the country’s film, television and digital talent, which began in 2013, after the merging of the academy’s Gemini and Genie Awards — which, respectively, honoured English-language television and film.

This year’s awards will be presented over the course of this week, culminating in a full-length award show hosted by Mae Martin on May 31.

The 2024 Canadian Screen Awards will air May 31 at 7 p.m. CT on CBC and CBC Gem.