Kim Trynacity

Legislative Reporter & Guest Host — CBC News Edmonton

Kim Trynacity

Kim Trynacity is the longtime political reporter in the CBC Edmonton newsroom — where she has worked since 1996. For the last thirty years she has been proud to work in several parts of Canada from the far North to Parliament Hill, to bring TV news into Canadian homes. Currently, Kim is both reporting for CBC News Edmonton and acting as guest host for CBC News at 11, our late night newscast.

Kim is active on social media and has won several awards for her stories on topics ranging from human interest to investigative reports. She is also a frequent political commentator for CBC national shows.

Aside from politics, Kim also covers environmental issues. At the centre for the oil and gas industry in Canada, Alberta is often talked about for its environmental achievements or shortcomings. Kim is passionate about the people behind decision-making in Alberta, and committed to keeping them accountable for those decisions.

In the summer months, when Kim is not chasing a story, you can find her chasing golf balls and enjoying the greens. She also enjoys travelling, cooking and exercising.

Portia Clark

Host — Radio Active
3-6pm weekdays

Portia Clark

Portia Clark is the host of CBC Radio Active from 3-6pm weekdays on CBC Radio One in Edmonton.

Portia Clark has been with the CBC for 15 years, in both radio and television. She started her career at CBC Radio in Halifax, and has been working in Edmonton for the last 13 years. Portia was first in radio news, then cohost of Edmonton AM and then she moved to CBC TV's supper hour newscast.

Portia has covered many different news events in Alberta from the Queen's visit to Alberta, the BSE crisis and the road to recovery in Slave Lake, as well as provincial budgets and elections.

Portia is very active in our community and enjoys supporting a number of local community events. Personally, she likes to run and enjoy our city’s river valley with her husband, Gareth and two children, as well as spending time in the mountains or cooking.

Adrienne Pan

Host — CBC News Edmonton at 11
Weeknights 11-11:30 p.m. following the National

Adrienne Pan

Adrienne Pan is the Host of CBC News Edmonton at 11. She was born and raised in Edmonton and was happy to return to her hometown after working in Winnipeg from 2003 until May 2011. Adrienne joined CBC Edmonton after working at CBC Winnipeg as a radio and TV reporter, and as the Host of CBC News Winnipeg Late Night. She has also worked for Global Winnipeg, reporting and hosting its weeknight newscast, for Global in Lethbridge, and for A-Channel in Edmonton.

One of Adrienne's proudest moments is winning the national Radio Television News Directors Award in the Best Long Feature category for her documentary "Saving Grace: The Harry Lehotsky Story".

Adrienne is a huge foodie, and spends much of her free-time checking out Edmonton’s restaurants. Adrienne also loves traveling whenever she gets the chance. She lived in Montreal while attending McGill University, and the city remains a favourite destination.

Don Bell

Reporter, CBC News, Edmonton

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Don Bell is a lifelong Albertan who has been a radio journalist for more than thirty years. Before coming to the CBC he worked at several other stations in Peace River, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton. Don has worked for the CBC since 2001. His main job there is reading the afternoon radio news on CBC Radio One. When he's not working he and his wife keep busy with three large dogs and four cats and a house that always needs repairs.

For fun he likes to kayak and do a little cooking.

Alicia Asquith

Host — CBC News Edmonton Late Night Weekends

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Alicia Asquith is the host of CBC News Edmonton Late Night on the weekends, and also reports for CBC News Edmonton at 5, 5:30 & 6pm. Originally from Northern B.C., Alicia attended Simon Fraser University where she received her degree in Communications.

She is a keen world traveler and has been to dozens of countries. She’s done everything from trekking the Amazon, to hiking the Himalayas, to swimming under the world’s tallest waterfall. It was while living in Venezuela that Alicia had a chance to work as a freelancer photojournalist covering two-years of civil unrest. This inspired her to return to Canada and enroll in the Broadcast Journalism Program at BCIT.

Alicia started in TV as a video-journalist in Dawson Creek, B.C. in 2007 before moving on to work for Global Regina and CHEK News in Victoria as a news and weather anchor. She joined CBC Edmonton in 2010. She enjoys that CBC Edmonton enables her to tell her stories on both television and radio. To date, Alicia has had the honor of winning two RTNDA awards for her journalism work.

Alicia loves the outdoors and has grown to love the river valley. In her free time, she can usually be found exploring the river valley with her dog, biking area trails, or hiking and camping in the mountains.