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Tom Murphy - Anchor

CBC News Nova Scotia Anchor, Tom Murphy Tom Murphy is the Anchor for CBC News in Nova Scotia. Tom has hosted Land and Sea on CBC Television and has been the Maritimes national correspondent for CBC News.

Tom Murphy started his career at CBC in Charlottetown working as both a radio and television reporter and back-up host for eight years before moving to CBC Halifax in 1999 as a current affairs reporter. He was a regular on "The National" contributing to both news and current affairs before becoming the Maritimes National Correspondent in 2006. He has reported on such stories as the conflict at Burnt Church, provided live coverage of Hurricane Juan, and profiled Sydney Crosby in his rookie year in the NHL. He also was the first to break news with the now famous "potato patch" interview with Peter MacKay. During stints filling in as CBC's foreign correspondent in Washington, he covered two Space Shuttle launches in Florida and Hurricane Dean in Jamaica. Recently, Tom covered "The Boys in Red" van crash in Bathurst in 2008 for The National, the inquiry into botched cancer tests in Newfoundland and Labrador, and this spring's crash of a helicopter off St. John's that killed 17 oil rig workers. Tom also won a RTNDA award for TV short feature in addition to past awards from Atlantic Journalism Awards and the Columbus International Film and Television Festival.

Amy Smith - Host

CBC News Nova Scotia Host - Amy Smith Amy Smith is the host of CBC News: Halifax at 5:30 and CBC News: Maritimes Late Night. Amy joined the CBC News team in the Maritimes in 2009 after fifteen years with the Chronicle Herald. She worked as legislative reporter and Sunday columnist (The Howe Room) and has covered City Hall, the courts, Nova Scotia labour as well as general news. Amy has an impressive roster of interviews under her belt. In addition to federal and provincial political leaders, she had the opportunity to interview Condoleezza Rice in 2006. She has covered every provincial and federal election in Nova Scotia since 1997 and is a recipient of a 2002 journalism award in enterprise reporting on a series about the Sydney Tar Ponds. Amy grew up in Nova Scotia and is a graduate from the School of Journalism at the University of King's College in Halifax.

Kalin Mitchell - Meteorologist

CBC News Nova Scotia Meteorologist, Kalin MitchellKalin Mitchell is meteorologist on CBC Television’s CBC News Nova Scotia, CBC News New Brunswick and CBC News Maritimes at 11. He can also be heard on various afternoon CBC Radio shows giving up-to-the-minute weather forecasts.

Based in Halifax, Kalin joined the CBC Maritimes team in November 2011 as CBC Radio One’s morning meteorologist. In December 2012, Kalin switched roles with CBC meteorologist Peter Coade, from radio to television. The duo provides the most comprehensive weather coverage in the region.

Born and raised in British Columbia, Kalin was always fascinated by science and recalls being a “super weather geek” growing up in Nanaimo.

This is a return to the Maritimes for Kalin. In 2010, he successfully completed Environment Canada’s Meteorological Occupational Intern Program – an intensive eight-month training course in operational meteorology at the Environment Canada office in Dartmouth, N.S., home of the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

Kalin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the University of British Columbia. He is an endorsed weathercaster and member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and has attained the level of MT-2 while at Environment Canada.

Kalin is no stranger to the airwaves. He has worked on CBC News Network in Toronto between 2007 and 2010 and was a forecaster at The Weather Network in 2006.

Away from the CBC Maritimes Weather Centre, Kalin is a huge sports fanatic and loves hockey. His cousin Willie Mitchell plays in the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings for the past two years and played four years with the Vancouver Canucks.

Kalin is also a world traveller, a dog lover and also enjoys Kendo, Japanese fencing. He resides in Dartmouth, N.S., with his wife Jill, and their Border Collie, Echo.

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