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)