Blog

CBC Calgary's Rosa Marchitelli on decision to co-host with husband

CBC Calgary's new TV host Rosa Marchitelli on the decsion to co-chost with her husband Rob Brown.

Native Calgarian and partner Rob Brown will debut on the anchor desk Sept. 23

Rosa Marchitelli and Rob Brown debut as co-hosts of CBC News Calgary at 5, 5:30 and 6 on Sept. 23. (Andrew Scherban/CBC)

I’m a realist. Or at least I like to think I am.

I am well aware my decision — our decision — to work together is a cross between downright crazy — and maybe the perfect scenario.

I’m talking about my new job. Anchoring the CBC Calgary 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. news alongside my husband of 10 years. Yup — we now have the same job, same hours, exactly the same life. We are together almost all the time.

To quote a friend after hearing the news (I‘m pretty sure he was joking),  "I love my wife, but we’re one nasty word away from a knife fight." I get his point. But after a lot of discussion at home, Rob and I decided this was an opportunity we couldn’t resist. Plus if we could survive three boys under the age of two — we could make this work.

Personally, I never imagined I’d get the opportunity to work side by side with Rob. I now have a piece of home with me at work every day and the comfort and security that comes with that. Professionally, I have the good fortune of working with a talented news man.

Rob is my partner. In life and now on the news desk. For better or worse. And while I am a realist, I’m also an optimist and I know this will be a heck of an amazing ride.

Rob Brown, left, Rosa Marchitelli and weather specialist Craig Larkins will lead CBC Calgary's local evening newscast. (Andrew Scherban/CBC)

About the Author

Rosa Marchitelli

@cbcRosa

Rosa Marchitelli is a national award winner for her investigative work. As co-host of the CBC News segment Go Public, she has a reputation for asking tough questions and holding companies and individuals to account. Rosa's work is seen across CBC News platforms.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.