DEREK MILLER is a Canadian Screen Awards winner who has spent more than 20 years producing television.
Derek started as a TV reporter for CTV Ottawa, where he told more than 1600 on-air stories - from murders to tulip festivals.
He then came to Toronto where he directed docs for CTV's ground-breaking youth current affairs show, 21c. Derek's doc on children who abuse their parents (Out of Control) earned him a Gemini Award nomination for Best Information Segment.
Derek was recruited to produce Citytv's flagship 6:00 newscast, arguably the most creative and trendsetting newscast in the world. In the five years Derek was there, he was personally nominated twice for Best Newscast in Canada.
Derek rejoined CTV as a producer (writer/director) for Canada's most-watched doc series, W5 (and he continually freelances here). Since then he has produced a game show for Food Network Canada, the multiple-awards-nominated show, Don't Drive Here, on Discovery Channel and three HGTV series, including the top-rated Scott McGillivray program, Moving the McGillivrays and the brand new hit series, Family Home Overhaul.
Derek's investigative skills have led him to locate Irish pubs in 20 countries...
even in Ireland, where they call them "pubs."
CHRISTINE WONG is a writer, journalist, TV host and voice-over talent. As a journalist, she has been covering business, finance and technology for 20 years. She got her first big break in print as a reporter and editor at Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Sun.
Then came TV.
She worked as an on-air reporter for a national daily show on Rogers TV and at High Tech TV, a weekly news magazine on CTV's Ottawa affiliate. She was also an associate producer at Report On Business Television (now BNN) and CBC's The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos. As an associate producer at Slice TV, she helped launch two national daily talk shows, The Mom Show and Three Takes.
She then dove into daily online news as a reporter at ITBusiness.ca, part of IT World Canada's extensive roster of media properties devoted to technology coverage.
Her freelance work has appeared in print (the Globe and Mail, Windspeaker), on TV (Global News) and online (Bell Business Blog, CommerceLab.ca, Canadian Economic Press).
Most recently, she's been blogging about Internet-based telecommunication and innovation for Allstream's expertIP site. She also contributes tech stories and app columns to Ignite magazine. Christine is very funny. And if you don't find her funny, it's because she's trying to trick you into thinking she's not funny. Pretty sly, eh?