Sophie Lui is a Canadian journalist known for being the co anchor of Global BC News Hour with her broadcast partner, Chris Gailus.


Sophie Lui was born on August 16, 1975. Her birth sign is Leo which really fits her personality well. Her birthplace is in the beautiful city of Vancouver. Vancouver is one of the most popular cities in Canada. She holds the kindness and charm that most Canadians share. Her early life was full of great memories as she grew up as an Asian Canadian. She attended the British Colombia Institute of Technology where she received a prestigious and respected degree in the field of broadcast radio.

She started out her career as a part of the CKNW news radio station. Her radio work gave her enough confidence in herself. She had the benefit of practicing behind the mic but she didn’t have to be on television. If she had started on television first, she may have hurt her development. Just dong radio first gave her a safety net because she can mess up without having her face attached to her mistakes.

Television Broadcasting and Acting Career

Sophie Lui has become a fixture on Global TV news in Canada. The well-known journalist was happy to live out her dreams as a news anchor. Although today she stands at the pinnacle of success, she continues to execute her work with maximum effort and dedication. She was a part of the CHEK-TV television station, located in Victoria.

At one point, she was hosting a late night news program as a co-anchor along with her equally popular partner, Jay Durant. Her program aired at 6 pm, 10pm and 11pm. The experience at this previous job gave her enough confidence to land a job at becoming the co-anchor for prestigious Canadian news program, the Global BC News Hour.

Apart from television appearances and broadcasting, she also has dabbled in the field of professional acting. She had a role in the famous action film, Power Rangers which came out in 2017. That is not the only film she signed up for. She has also played various roles in several movies like Repeater, Client list and The Company You Keep.

Although she has had a successful career and has been involved in many different ventures, most of her recognition comes from her hosting the news morning show for Global BC.

Living A Fit Lifestyle

Sophie Lui has a great interest in travelling, cycling, swimming and community involvement. She is also a fitness enthusiast. She likes to do the extra work that is required to maintain a fit and attractive physique. She is very disciplined and will stay away from bad foods as much as possible. Sometimes she gets tempted but for the most part, she is able to maintain her beautiful figure.


Sophie gave Carol Crenna some insight in her recent passion for exercising, “Lack of sunshine affects me, but exercise really helps my state of mind. I was not active most of my life; I was never good at athletics, and I wasn’t a kid that grew up with group sports, so it didn’t occur to me until three years ago that I should try exercising. But at 39, I am fitter now than I ever have been before. I don’t run or cycle well, but I find it motivating to have a goal to train for.”

Personal Life

In regards to her community involvement, she helped a local group that was involved in a projected relating to the HIV/AIDS virus.

She was rumored to be married to Jason Pires, who is a sports anchor. No official news of her personal love life regarding a boyfriend or husband has ever been reported or confirmed. She has denied that she has a husband and claims to only be dating. She likes to keep her relationship status secret. She is fine with the idea of having a boyfriend, with whom she can share a happy relationship but she doesn’t feel like it’s anyone’s business but her own.

Although she is a very popular personality in her field of work, she is not much known for interacting with her fans and leads a quite a personal life in her home. She adores her fans but she likes to keep a barrier between herself and her fans for the sake of safety.

She is said to lead a luxurious life because she has benefited from a great salary earned from her job. Her net worth happens to be around two million dollars. Her absolute hard work and unquestionable talents has given her a sum of money that she has rightfully deserved.

Morning Routine

She looks at the bright side of life, even when it's not bright outside. Sophie tackles her morning routine very effectively and efficiently. She reaches work by 4:30 am, looking as fresh as a flower. She tells her fans that she has trained her mind and body to be that way. Being a news anchor is a demanding job because of the long hours. It is a schedule that only a few people are willing to do.

In an interview with Carol Crenna, she was asked about how life can be as a person who has to wake up so early for her job, “There is part of me that doesn’t want to go to bed that early. It’s not normal to have to. I sometimes get caught up in reading magazines or surfing the net so stay up later anyway. I am single, and have a boyfriend, but I don’t have kids. I try to accommodate my boyfriend’s hours because he obviously stays up later. He wakes up when my alarm clock goes off, too, so it can be difficult for him.

I get used to sleeping in different blocks of time throughout the day. I nap from five to 90 minutes during these times to catch up, and when I’m awake, I muster enough energy to be productive whenever I really need to be. For example, I’m leaving the newsroom now, and going straight to the gym, running on adrenaline to get me there. My personal trainer helps to push me from there. And if I have a few minutes before his appointment, I nap in my car.”

Last Modified: Mar 8, 2020

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