Doug Dirks is the host of The Homestretch. Doug has spent more that 20 years as a host and reporter at CBC Calgary. Has also worked as a sports commentator, covering everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He is also part of the CBC Sports tram for the 2016 Rio Games. Doug is a graduate of McGill University, Mount Royal College, and Humber College.
Jenny Howe is our traffic reporter. But she hasn't always been a traffic reporter. In fact, she studied science at the University of Alberta and spent seven years working as a lab rat in Fort McMurray — analyzing bitumen and interpreting data. When her colleagues grew tired of her "jazz hands" and constant talking, she knew it was time for a career change.
Ron Nicolson is our news editor. Ron was born and raised in Calgary. He got into radio in the late 70s, first as a DJ, then as a reporter in Kamloops. Ron spent a number of years in Toronto and Regina as a reporter, editor and newscaster. Ron has been reporting and news reading for CBC Calgary since Family Day, 1998.
Tracy Johnson is one of our afternoon business reporters. She's been with the CBC since 1997, working first for CBC Newsworld before making the leap to radio. Tracy has a degree in finance from the University of Calgary and spent a several years working in banking and the markets before being lured to journalism because of the money and glory.