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Carla was born in Calgary and raised just outside the city in the beautiful community of Cochrane.
After graduation from Mount Royal College, she spent 5 years with CTV Saskatchewan. First as a Video Journalist in Yorkton, and then as a VJ and anchor in Regina. In 2007, Carla was named Co-Anchor of Saskatchewan's top-rated newscast. She spent a lot of time volunteering in the community and speaking at events.
Carla has won regional and national RTNDF Scholarships as a student for a radio documentary. She also received the Provincial and National RTNDA Dave Rogers Award for a Long TV Feature in 2008.
Carla's passion is telling stories about amazing people who make a difference in our world.
Katy Anderson is a digital media editor who is interested in innovative storytelling and making information accessible, engaging and entertaining.
She's been with CBC Calgary since September 2011, working as an online reporter and editor.
Before that she worked as the Calgary editor for OpenFile, a news startup that bridged the gap between citizen and traditional journalism.
She also spent a few years at the Vancouver Sun and the Calgary Herald, where she was pedantic and punny on the copy editing desk, scoured the internet as an online producer and pounded the pavement as a reporter.
She got her start in journalism while studying political science and applied ethics at the University of Calgary. Fresh off her first trip outside of Canada, she was binge-reading international news before she wandered up to the school's student paper to ask how a news story was put together.
Aside from nerding out over the future of journalism and how the internet is changing the way we communicate and consume information, she really likes terrible jokes, neat facts and cute cats.
Alana was born and raised in Calgary, and is an alumna of U of C and SAIT.
As a teenager, Alana went to school just blocks from the CBC Calgary building, and a dream was born.
Before landing a gig at CBC, Alana worked as a reporter and news reader in Regina at News Talk 980, and then spent two years as producer for The Rutherford Show.
Alana loves to travel, and is working on crossing dream destinations off her "to see" list.
In her spare time, you can find her playing ball hockey or softball, preferably followed by ample patio time.
Kyle began his journalism career as a radio reporter in Steinbach, MB, while studying at the University of Winnipeg and Red River College.
Working his way through the prairies, he's also spent time at Global Winnipeg and CHAT TV in Medicine Hat.
His work has been recognized by four RTNDA awards, of which two were at the national level. His proudest moments include producing documentaries in Ethiopia and Italy.
He is an active community volunteer with non-profit organizations such as the CNIB and Canadian Humanitarian.
In his spare time, Kyle loves to travel. He also stays active with a variety of sports and outdoor adventures.
Kristina Barnes is the Host/Producer of CBC News Calgary at 11.
Born and raised just west of the city, Kristina loves that she has been able to spend her entire television career in Calgary. After earning her diploma in Broadcasting at Mount Royal College, Kristina joined the CBC Newsworld team (now CBC NewsNetwork). Much of her time with Newsworld was as Host and Producer of several news programs for teens. From Nunavut to The Netherlands, Kristina most enjoyed travelling to find the stories that would connect young Canadians to the world around them. She was honoured for her work by the Canadian Cable Television Association, twice winning a Galaxi Award for Outstanding Achievement in Educational Programming. Kristina has also worked as a Writer, Lineup Editor, Reporter, Producer and Host for other various CBC programs.
Kristina is one of the Calgarians who looks forward to ten days in July, when the Stampede turns our city into the Wild West. She gets a kick out of talking to people from around the world who come to see and participate in the parade, the afternoon rodeo and evening chuckwagon races. During the Stampede Kristina is part of the CBC Sports coverage, interviewing the cowboys and cowgirls who come to our city to compete.
Despite having travelled extensively, Kristina still believes the best view in the world can be seen looking west from Calgary across an open field to the Rocky Mountains. These days when she travels, it's more likely to be a camping trip. She can also been found coaching and volunteering in a number of minor sports, trying to learn how to kickbox, and playing with monster trucks! Some day Kristina also hopes to once again find the time to curl up with a good book.
Greg is the weekend news reader and editor for CBC Radio.
He is a veteran broadcast journalist and has worked in the industry as a news director, talk show host and documentary producer. A former Prairie Regional Director with the Radio Television News Directors Association of Canada, Greg has won a number of RTNDA Awards, including the Sam Ross for Best Editorial, and a National Broadcast Journalism Award for his reporting on the oil patch.
Born and raised in Ontario, Greg is a graduate of Conestoga College in Radio and Television, and has worked in Toronto, Regina, and Victoria.
Falice Chin grew up as an expat child, switching languages with each new school enrollment in seven cities here and in China.
She began writing for the Calgary Herald and FFWD Weekly while attending the University of Calgary for a bachelor's degree in Linguistics. She then went on to complete a graduate degree in Journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax, at the same time working as a freelance journalist for CBC TV, CBC Radio, the Halifax Daily News and other media outlets.
After working several years in Calgary for the Herald and the CBC, Falice moved to Doha, Qatar, first as senior editor of that country's government web portal, then as a "Mergermarket" correspondent for the Financial Times Group, specializing in corporate proprietary intelligence. During her two years in the Middle East, Falice visited a total of 20 countries -- Oman being one of her favourites.
Besides travelling, Falice also loves yoga, cycling, mid-century modern design and foreign films.
Erin Collins is one of the CBC's two national reporters based in Calgary.
Erin has lived, worked and studied around the world from Canada's high arctic to the plains of Africa.
Along the way, Erin completed a Masters Degree in International Relations in Denmark and a graduate degree in Journalism in Toronto.
Erin is passionate about stories that touch on the environment, politics and business, making Alberta a great place to work as a journalist.
Erin has won several regional and national RTNDA awards for his investigative reporting in Alberta since moving home in 2005.
When he is not chasing down stories, Erin can be found chasing pucks on the ice or chasing after his son Oskar everywhere else.
Amanda was born in Edmonton and has lived in Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa before joining the CBC Calgary team as online reporter.
She graduated in 2012 from Carleton University in Ottawa, having specialized in political reporting and online/radio news. Before moving to Calgary, Amanda was a parliamentary freelancer for the Vancouver Observer, an intern with CBC The House and blogged about the Ontario provincial election for the Toronto Star. She also worked for various community newspapers and broadcasts in Ottawa and Toronto, and is the author of The Medallion, a children's novel.
When not rabidly scanning Twitter for interesting stuff, Amanda can be found with her nose stuck in a book, getting lost while exploring Calgary's cafes or planning her next travel adventure.
Brooks DeCillia is the executive producer of CBC News in Calgary. He worked as a national reporter for CBC News for almost ten years. His reports aired regularly on CBC Television's The National and CBC Radio programs, including The World at Six and World Report.
Brooks attended journalism school at the University of Regina after getting an honours degree in international studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Brooks studied politics and communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Chevening Scholar. His dissertation about the mainstream media's coverage of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan won the Silverstone Prize.
Brooks covered stories in south Asia, Europe and across North America. He was embedded with Canadian forces in Kandhahar in Afghanistan in 2006 and 2007.
Brooks cycles and loves to travel with his son and wife.
Allison has reported from the swampy muskeg of James Bay, a snow king's castle in Yellowknife, the storied nickel and copper mines of Sudbury, the tin-roofed townships of Cape Town, and the bath-warm blue waters of Zanzibar.
After graduating from the journalism program at the University of King's College in Halifax, Allison went north to work for the CBC in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Three years later, she went south (somewhat) to work for CBC in Sudbury. She's currently a reporter in Calgary.
Allison has won two national radio documentary awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada.
She likes to travel and has volunteered for Bush Radio in South Africa and Journalists for Human Rights in Tanzania.
Originally from Merritt, B.C., Allison is enjoying the view from the other side of the mountains.
Scott Dippel was born and raised in Calgary. He has a journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa and has worked in four provinces over the past two decades. His roles have included legislative reporter, news reader, assignment editor and national reporter. Scott's many reporting assignments for the CBC have included Parliament Hill, filing from Australia in the mid and late 1990s as well as stints in several smaller cities in Canada.
Scott is now CBC Calgary's municipal affairs reporter. While he enjoys any story involving politics, elections and leadership races are a particular interest.
Outside of work, Scott enjoys cycling, travelling and spending time with his family.
Born in Mackenzie, B.C., Tara has spent most of her career in Alberta and B.C.
After graduating from SAIT in 2001, she snagged a job at CKNW Newstalk 980 in B.C. Tara worked her way from traffic reporter to news reporter and then to anchor. She moved to Vancouver Island to work in A-Channel's Nanaimo bureau for two years, before answering the call back to the Rockies and a radio position with CHQR.
Tara is a general news reporter for CBC News: Calgary.
Tara says she feels right at home again in Calgary, reconnecting with old friends, enjoying the sunshine, the mountains and of course, the great skiing.
John is a reporter/editor with CBC News Calgary's online team.
He has a BA in political science from the University of Calgary, a journalism degree from Mount Royal University and an MA in international relations from the University of New South Wales.
After a couple years working as a print reporter, John began his career with CBC News in 2000. He climbed the ranks of CBC Newsworld from intern to researcher to associate producer to lineup producer in 2006.
Moving into local Calgary news in 2008, John became the newscast producer for CBC Calgary's supper-hour television news.
Since 2011 John has been part of Calgary's growing team of web-dedicated journalists at cbc.ca/calgary.
In his spare time John enjoys sitting quietly.
Dave Gilson has been with CBC Calgary for nine years. He's worked as a lineup producer, show producer and network producer before bringing his experience and expertise to the role of reporter.
Outside the CBC, Dave loves spending time with his wife and two young kids. When he's not doing that, you can find him out hiking, mountain scrambling or snowshoeing in Alberta's backcountry.
Meghan has been with CBC Calgary since 2008. She began working in radio with the current affairs shows as an associate producer and eventually moved on to reporting for radio and television. Previously, Meghan worked as a producer for Pink Dog Productions in Halifax. She holds degrees in Journalism from the University of King's College and Sociology from Bishop's University.
Born in St. John's and raised in Halifax, Meghan's grown fond of Calgary but still considers herself a Bluenoser at heart.
After work, Meghan spends her time chasing her son around and showering him with hugs and kisses before he decides he's too cool for that.
Devin is an associate producer for CBC TV News, current affairs, as well as a general news reporter.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Devin has completed degrees at both of the province's universities. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Regina.
Devin got his start in journalism as the Sports Editor of The Sheaf - the University of Saskatchewan's newspaper. He's completed stints at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix as a general news print reporter and with the Bangkok Post as a features writer. Devin has been covering the Saskatchewan Roughriders for CBC Saskatchewan since 2007 and became a TV and radio reporter in the wheat province in the spring of 2012.
When not telling your stories, Devin can be found at local coffee shops, yoga studios and sporting events. New to the city, he's always looking for advice on where to go and what to see in Calgary.
Kirk is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning journalist. He has been reporting, anchoring and hosting on television and radio in Alberta for more than a decade.
Born and raised in Red Deer, he started at CBC Radio in Edmonton then spent the last eight years focused on political reporting for television stations in Edmonton and Calgary. January 2009 marked his return to the CBC, this time here in Calgary.
Kirk was a professional actor before becoming a journalist. He still takes on the occasional project and he and his wife, AMPIA-winning actor Chantal Perron, are cast members of Dirty Laundry, Calgary's only completely live, completely improvised soap opera.
Jodi has been working in the industry since she was 16. She has done pretty much every job in radio, worked every type of format, and has been a morning show co-host since 1998.
She has 2 kids, 2 big dogs, is very involved in children's charities and is on the board for Variety Club. She also plays soccer & softball in her 'spare time'.
She is so excited to be a part of the CBC Calgary team and is happy to be a 2nd generation weather specialist!
Bryan is a proud third-generation Albertan who discovered his passion for journalism early on.
Reporting for his high school newspaper in Edmonton led to the Columbia School of Broadcasting. After graduation, Bryan became the news director in a one-person newsroom in Castlegar, B.C., and then the morning news anchor and general assignment reporter at a private radio station in Kelowna, B.C.
Bryan returned to Alberta to work for Calgary's CFAC 960 AM anchoring the afternoon news for four years, before switching to television for A-Channel, reporting and anchoring the weekend newscast for six years.
In 2007, he "headed across the river" and landed at CBC Calgary.
Bryan is a bit of fitness fanatic. He's completed several triathlons and marathons. When not at work, Bryan is busy at home with his wife and three daughters.
Born and raised in southern Alberta, Rachel received one of the first bachelor degrees specializing in journalism from Mount Royal University in Calgary.
She participated in an exchange program in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she created a documentary about social issues. She also reported from Honduras during a time of political unrest.
After graduation, Rachel was hired as the news reporter for the Cochrane Eagle newspaper, which covers a large area just west of Calgary. She worked her way up to the editor position, bringing the newspaper into the digital age with a new website while focusing on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.
Rachel joined the CBC Calgary online team in September 2011.
Mary-Catherine is a news reporter with CBC Calgary. Mary-Catherine scored her first journalism gig when she was eight, hosting a variety show on the local cable channel in her hometown of Charlottetown.
To get an interview, Mary-Catherine has both crawled on her hands and knees across a London ballroom; and walked across the Nunavut tundra.
Mary-Catherine has a masters degree in journalism from Carleton University.
She's a past winner of the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Greg Clark Award for her stories on temporary foreign workers. She's also shared three RTNDA Prairie Region Awards for best newscasts.
Danielle is an award-winning journalist and current affairs producer.
Her passion for storytelling has taken her around the world. She's chased dinosaur fossil thieves in the Gobi Desert, profiled China's first surfer and covered Beijing's inaugural hotdog eating competition.
Danielle's career at CBC began in 2004 after graduating from the journalism program at Carleton University in Ottawa. She crammed all her belongings in a tiny red Honda Civic hatchback and drove east for a summer gig at CBC Fredericton. Since then, Danielle has filed reports for CBC Radio and Television across the country.
Danielle won the 2009 media fellowship from the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the 2010 national radio documentary award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada. She spent 2011 in Beijing, where she trained Chinese journalists. She also ate rabbit heads and willing got stung by live bees to cure a sinus infection. Danielle speaks survival Mandarin and Spanish.
Ron Nicolson was born and raised in Calgary.
He got into radio in the late 70's -- first as a DJ -- then as a reporter in Kamloops, BC.
He spent a number of years with a national news service in Toronto and Regina as a reporter, editor and newscaster before moving back to Calgary.
Ron has been reporting and reading the news at CBC Calgary since Family Day 1998.
He spent many years reading the news on the Calgary Eyeopener before moving to the day shift and the Homestretch.
Ron is also an avid golfer (but wishes he was much better).
Award-winning journalist Charles Rusnell is one of Canada's most-experienced investigative reporters.
During a career spanning more than 25 years, he has produced stories about everything from crooked senators to rogue police officers to political influence peddling to bogus charities.
At CBC, Rusnell has broken stories about illegal political donations, doctor intimidation, lavish expense claims that cost a top health bureaucrat his job, and the cozy relationship between the government and the oil industry.
In 2011, Rusnell and producer Grant Gelinas, won two awards for investigative reporting from the Canadian Association of Journalists. Rusnell has also recently received awards from the Radio-Television Digital News Directors Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association.
Danielle Savoni is CBC Calgary's Meteorologist.
Back in 1997 Danielle was on a cruise in the Caribbean with her family. This was during a strong El Niño episode that caused some crazy weather. It was cold, windy and the boat was rocking back and forth so much that most of the people on the cruise ship were sea sick. Danielle was amazed that a change in sea surface temperatures could cause such a change in weather patterns. By that point, she became genuinely interested in weather.
Since then, Danielle has obtained a double degree from the University of Western Ontario in Business and Psychology, a Journalism Diploma (with honours) from Humber College and a Broadcast Meteorology degree from Mississippi State University. Danielle has done local and national weather in Ontario before moving out to CBC Calgary.
According to Danielle, Calgary is the best place in the country. It's one of the top 5 sunniest cities in Canada, temperatures can climb to 15 degrees in the middle of winter and there are times that you can golf and ski the rockies in the same day.
When she is not busy bringing you the latest weather forecast, you'll find Danielle snowboarding, walking her puggle, just hanging out with her Fiancé and friends at a local restaurant or shopping.
Nadia Stewart is the anchor of CBC News Calgary's weekend newscasts.
Nadia hails from Toronto, where her interest in news and journalism was evident from a young age.
She got her start at CFMT (now OMNI) and Young People's Press before moving on to be a Reporter and Anchor for Rogers TV Peel. While at Rogers, Nadia was also the weekend producer and host of First Local Week in Review, a comprehensive 1-hour news magazine program. She has also worked as a news writer for The Weather Network, writing weather-centric casts for a national audience.
Nadia joined the CBC family in 2010, as multi-platform reporter/host in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. During her time out east, she's covered everything from hurricanes to provincial elections, telling stories from all over the province.
Aside from her work on air, Nadia is also the Editor of Planet Africa Magazine, a Toronto-based quarterly publication that celebrates the achievements of the Black community across the diaspora. Nadia is one of the first graduates of the University of Guelph-Humber (2006), having achieved a journalism diploma from Humber College and a BAA in media studies from the University of Guelph.
Whether it's a road trip or just discovering a new neighbourhood, Nadia loves exploring and is very happy to now call Calgary home.
Terri is a videojournalist, shooting, editing and reporting stories for CBC News: Calgary.
Born in the thriving metropolis of Cabri, Sask. (a town of 500 people), Terri graduated from the Lethbridge Community College with two diplomas -- one in radio communications and one in television broadcasting.
After five years as a camera operator and editor with CKSA in Lloydminster and with Calgary's A-Channel, Terri jumped at the chance to write and report for Global Maritimes as a videojournalist. She packed up her car for the trek to Nova Scotia, staying there for four years.
Back in Calgary now, Terri likes to spend her free time on the squash courts, taking advantage of the city's biking trails and hitting the nearby slopes on her snowboard.
Colleen was an X-ray technologist in Edmonton before a passing conversation with a veteran reporter inspired her. The reporter told Colleen that journalism is "the type of job where you never know what you will be doing until you get there, and you learn something new every day."
That's when Colleen began volunteering with a local newspaper. She moved to Calgary and graduated from the applied journalism program at Mount Royal College in 2004.
Colleen has worked for both CBC Radio and TV in Calgary and Regina, as well as a reporter for Shaw TV.
Her passions include reading, running and yoga -- and an addiction to taking courses. Her next project is to learn how to sew her own clothes after getting a machine for Christmas.
She also admits that she hasn't completely stopped cheering for the Oilers or the Eskimos. "It's hard to give up such loyalty after having grown up in Edmonton -- but I try," she says.
Tara Weber is a TV/Radio reporter and host.
She has filed stories from newsrooms across the country, including Toronto, Yellowknife, Windsor and Calgary.
Tara has been part of teams nominated for an RTNDA award as well as for the New York Festivals.
She has a Journalism degree from Ryerson University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC Okanagan.
Being from Western Canada's Wine country, Tara enjoys practising attuning her palate to a great glass of red. She also likes to curl up with a good book or movie at home.