John L. Daly

John L. Daly

Police Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Script Development

Areas of Expertise and Strengths

  • expertise in investigative journalism and TV reporting
  • extensive knowledge about local crimes and the players/agencies involved
  • has many contacts in the Lower Mainland with people of all walks of life
  • operational knowledge of the criminal and legal justice systems, and how Vancouver runs its business and the players involved


John Daly has 40 years working experience in print, radio, and TV news as a reporter, assignment editor, newscast producer, and talk show host. His expertise lies broadly and extensively in TV news reporting. He has been tasked with general investigative assignments focusing on all kinds of crimes, scams, cover-ups, government and agency incompetence, and official malfeasance. He has covered many man-made and natural disasters including air crashes, train crashes, forest fires, landslides, floods, earthquakes.

He has also reported on Royal Commissions involving Taser deaths, police in-custody deaths, serial murders, and money laundering. He has sat in on and reported on cases heard in many courts: Supreme, Appeal, County & Provincial, Family, and Federal. Security Commission hearings, inquests, prison riots, jail and prison, arsons, kidnappings, mysterious disappearances adults and children, bail hearings, commercial frauds, investment scams, medical malpractices, and police corruption have all been subjects of his scrutiny.

John is very familiar with all aspects of news scripting, media formats, software, production, equipment, lighting, sets, studio and remote broadcasting. Now retired from daily TV News, he is currently doing a weekly talk show for Global News/CKNW Radio Back on the Beat. He is a member of IRE: Investigative Reporters & Editors.