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About the team

David Gray
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David brings two decades of experience as a journalist, having covered stories around the world, focusing on Europe and North America. Seven of those years were spent as a travelling correspondent for CBC-TV's top-rated business documentary program, Venture. Raised in Calgary, he is a former president of the Alberta Press Gallery, and worked as the legislative bureau chief in Edmonton during the last months of Don Getty's time as premier, and the tumultuous first three years of Ralph Klein. For five years, David was the national host of CBC News: Today broadcast from Calgary on CBC Newsworld. He's also hosted the Business Network on CBC Radio One, and is a former anchor of CBC News at Six in Calgary. David has won a variety of national and international awards for his work, including a gold medal at the New York Festival of Festivals for best international documentary. In his spare time, he plays with local band Sweet Potato. David and his wife, Kim, have two children.

Angela Knight

Paul Karchut
Twitter: @cbcoutside
PKresize2.jpgPaul Karchut was born and raised on Vancouver Island before studying radio broadcasting at BCIT in Vancouver. He started with CBC Vancouver in 2005 as a sound engineering assistant and has been with the Eyeopener since 2007. He's now the director of the show - chasing stories, greeting guests and making sure everything runs smoothly while we're on the air. Paul's also our "outdoor guy". During the winter, you'll hear his Real Ski Report and in the summer, he introduces us to all kinds of adventurous outings with his Outdoor Report. Despite the early mornings, Paul loves his job!

Jennifer Keene
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Jennifer has worked for the CBC for 15 years - starting in her hometown of Edmonton. She studied English literature and drama at Universities in Alberta and Toronto, before joining CBC Radio as a theatre critic. That turned into a career as an arts reporter and now, the Senior Producer of the Calgary Eyeopener.  She's impressed by the enthusiastic community spirit of Calgary, owns a cowboy hat, but still harbours a secret love for the Oilers.

Karen Moxley

Dave Waddell
Dave Waddell sits behind the audio console every morning as the Eyeopener's Associate Producer/Technician. He's the one who presses the buttons, slides the faders, and handles the content on our show's website and on social media. A graduate of the University of Alberta and a lifelong Albertan, Dave has been with the CBC since 2009 (where his first job was as a mover, shuttling filing cabinets across the newsroom). He moved to Calgary in the fall of 2011 and has been a part of the Eyeopener team ever since. Dave's hobbies include watching his hometown Oilers lose, drinking too much coffee, and writing third-person biographies of himself. You can find Dave on Twitter at @dave_waddell.