Kathleen Petty

CBC Calgary's Executive Producer

Kathleen Petty is the one of the founding producers of what is now called CBC News Network. Petty created and produced several shows for the network while also hosting for more than 17 years. In 2006, she moved to radio and hosted the national political affairs program, The House on CBC radio along with national election coverage as well as hosting the local #1 morning show in Ottawa. Since then, Petty has written political analysis for cbc.ca and is now executive producer of CBC News in Calgary.

Latest from Kathleen Petty


Separated at birth, how two provinces have now reunited in alienation

What is the fight all about? It’s essentially about resource-based economies without sufficient electoral power being lectured and hectored about the source of their wealth.

ANALYSIS | Does the West want out? Not really, but the rallying cry needs to be heard

Albertans are angry, frustrated, anxious and hurting. And that comes with implications for the rest of Canada.

ANALYSIS | The Alberta (dis)advantage: Why a Liberal minority is what the province fears most

With polling showing a possible minority government after Oct. 21, what are the implications for Alberta?

'Doing the devil's work': 2 oilsands CEOs on the challenges of speaking up for a 'vilified' industry

Alberta’s oil executives want to be heard in this election campaign without being partisan, and they know it’s a fine line to walk.

Third time really is the charm for Naheed Nenshi

The first reports of a polling station running out of ballots came hours before the polls closed; then there was another and another after that.

My dog Greta is paralyzed: From heartbreak to hope after car accident 'mayhem'

How does a 10-year-old German shepherd recover from a spinal hemorrhage? Well, CBC Calgary's Kathleen Petty knows. She shares her story about how a team effort made all the difference.

Can the Liberals win in Calgary?

As many as three Calgary ridings may be leaning Liberal. Still, Kathleen Petty cautions, this is not a city anyone wants to take for granted.

Alberta election 2015: NDP win a different kind of 'miracle on the Prairies'

She ran a near-perfect campaign. Jim Prentice certainly didn't. But Rachel Notley's crushing NDP majority is not some counter-intuitive fluke, Kathleen Petty writes. It is also an expression of the way Albertans see themselves.

Alberta's wonky election polls aside, rogue Tories are sign of bigger trouble

It is a very odd thing about the Alberta election, Kathleen Petty writes. Jim Prentice's ruling Tories are getting clobbered in opinion polls that no one seems to believe. Still, the signs of something coming apart are not hard to find.

Not quite the 'grim Jim' Prentice budget Alberta was primed for

Alberta's new budget will spread some economic pain across the province, but it is not the apocalypse that Premier Jim Prentice was hinting at just a month or so ago, Kathleen Petty writes. He seems to be trying out a new election message.