CTV News Edmonton

Weekdays at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 11:30 p.m.; Weekends at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Synopsis

 


Cast Info

Susan Amerongen
Susan Amerongen
X_gray

Susan Amerongen

Susan was born and raised in west Edmonton and developed a love for information when she was in elementary school. Some of her early memories include watching Lloyd Robertson and Harvey Kirck anchoring and another television news anchor saying the word “Watergate”.

In high school, Susan remembers her drama teacher showing them a video camera; the teenager was captivated. After graduation, Susan attended NAIT Radio and Television Arts and when she went to Red Deer for work experience at CKRD, she got her first job in broadcasting and never looked back.

Susan’s history at CTV first began in 1987; during her “first” 13 years at the station, Susan reported, anchored and produced. She left in the fall of 1999 and pursued a freelance career, working for various production companies. Over 8 years, she enjoyed working on documentaries for Discovery Channel, Life Network, TLC, History Channal and OLN.

In September 2007, an opportunity presented itself … Susan returned to CTV to produce a weekly feature “School Zone”; the following spring, she added reporting duties. She admits she was very nervous at first; it had been more than a decade since she had been “on the air”. But her love of imparting information and sharing stories soon helped her get over the jitters and she now reports 4 days a week.

When she’s not working, Susan’s busy with her family. She and her husband have 4 kids; Susan also loves cooking and baking and riding horses. She regularly works out, running and weight training and someday she hopes to return to Taekwondo and take her black belt test.

Amanda Anderson
Amanda Anderson
X_gray

Amanda Anderson

Amanda made her first appearance on air at the age of 17 at CTV North Bay. After that she quickly moved into weather anchor and late news anchor roles and was even one of the youngest news anchors in Northern Ontario.

In 2001, Amanda moved to Huntsville, ON as CTV’s Cottage Country videojournalist, covering Muskoka, Parry Sound, Haliburton and Algonquin Park.

In 2009, Amanda began to pursue freelance work – including work for CTV Toronto & Global National. But the pace wasn’t quick enough for her, so in 2010, Amanda packed up a U-Haul and drove across the country in pursuit of the daily deadline pressures.

After spending a year at CityTV Edmonton Amanda returned to the CTV family as a videojournalist with CTV Edmonton.

When not working she spends time exploring city trails and playing frisbee with her black lab.

And if you’re wondering why Amanda is still a VJ after all these years… she says it’s simple: She loves shooting her own video. Amanda believes being a VJ is a chance to be even more creative in telling someone’s story.

Jesse Beyer
Jesse Beyer
X_gray

Jesse Beyer

Jesse chose broadcast school for one reason: to do the weather.

A graduate of NAIT, he started his career in Medicine Hat. After moving to his hometown of Saskatoon to do the weather on the Evening News, Jesse returned to the Capital Region to give you your early forecast on CTV Morning Live.

“Being part of the CTV Morning Live team is fantastic,” said Beyer.

“When it comes to weather reporting CTV Edmonton has the highest reputation. I’m proud to be joining such a strong tradition of excellence.”

Jesse is enrolled in Mississippi State University and currently studying Operational Meteorology

Anchor, CTV News Edmonton
Anchor, CTV News Edmonton
X_gray

Anchor, CTV News Edmonton

Danelle Boivin

Danelle Boivin is Anchor of CTV News at 11:30.

Born and raised in Eaglesham, Alberta, Boivin is a graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Radio and Television Arts Program. In 2007, she served an internship with CTV in Lethbridge, Alberta. Later that year, Boivin accepted an Anchor and Reporter position with Newcap Television in Lloydminster. In 2008, she worked as a News Anchor in Lethbridge. Her career took her to Saskatoon in 2010, where she was a Reporter and Anchor. Danelle joined CTV Regina in December, 2010 and later made the transition to CTV Edmonton in September, 2014.

Danelle enjoys nature and she is an avid runner.

Josh Classen
Josh Classen
X_gray

Josh Classen

CTV Edmonton’s chief meteorologist Josh Classen joined the station in the summer of 2003.

Josh grew up in Lloydminster and graduated from NAIT’s Radio and Television Arts program. After spending nearly eight years at television stations in Lloydminster, Saskatoon and Toronto, Josh jumped at the opportunity to return to Edmonton and join CTV. He’s a graduate of the Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and a member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society.

When he’s not forecasting and delivering Edmonton’s most trusted weather outlook, Josh is busy in our community. He supports numerous local charities and his “Hats for the Homeless” campaign has delivered warm clothing to thousands of Edmonton’s less-fortunate over the past few years.

Josh also had the privilege of traveling with World Vision to Nicaragua in 2007 and was a key part of the organization’s successful campaign that saw nearly four thousand of the world’s poorest children sponsored by Albertans.

Josh is also busy grooming the forecasters of the future with his “Weather Watchers” program. Every year, Josh visits nearly 100 Edmonton and area Grade 5 classes and teaches them about the weather.

Adam Cook
Adam Cook
X_gray

Adam Cook

Adam Cook joined CTV Edmonton in March 2004 as the station’s 6 p.m. sports anchor and reporter.

He was born in London, Ont., but grew up in Fort McMurray. Shortly after graduating from Father Mercredi High School, Adam realized he wasn’t tough enough to work in the oil patch and didn’t have the physique for pro-wrestling. “I knew I liked television, news and had a passion for sports, it was an easy decision for me.”

He spent a year at university before jumping to the broadcasting program at SAIT in Calgary.
Adam has worked in several different television markets, including, Swift Current, Lloydminster, Saskatoon and Edmonton.

Working in the “City of Champions” had always been a goal for Adam, and he loves working in a city where sports play such a huge role in most peoples’ lives.

Adam says covering the 2006 Stanley Cup playoffs, the 2005 Grey Cup and the 2001 World Track and Field Championship are the highlights of his career so far.

Adam enjoys getting involved in several different charitable causes around the city, including the Special Olympics, Breast Cancer Awareness, Meals on Wheels and Educare.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys playing soccer, golf, and hockey. He also loves movies and travel. But he says there’s not much time for that anymore. Since joining CTV, Adam and his wife have been kept busy by their son and daughter.

Carrie Doll
Carrie Doll
X_gray

Carrie Doll

Carrie Doll grew up with CFRN News. As far back as she can remember, CFRN News was a part of her family… echoing through her home everyday at 6 p.m. Today, Carrie is proud be a part of CTV News family.

Born and raised in Fairview, Alberta, Carrie ventured off to Calgary to pursue her post-secondary education. She graduated with an honors degree in Communications at the University of Calgary. She also holds a diploma in Broadcast News from SAIT. After graduating, Carrie did her internship at an ABC Affiliate in Lubbock Texas.

Her career officially began at CTV in Yorkton, Sask., where she worked as a noon anchor and began her own health segment. Furthering her passion for health and fitness, Carrie moved to Lethbridge to work as a producer of the 6pm news, as well as an anchor and health reporter for CISA Television. In 1997, she made her first appearance at CTV Edmonton as the Medical Watch reporter and noon news anchor. Three years later, she moved to Calgary to co-anchor the noon and 5 p.m. news. She rejoined the CTV news team in Edmonton a year later in October of 2001 to co-anchor CTV news at 6 p.m with Daryl McIntyre

Carrie believes in giving back to her community and that’s why she’s so dedicated to her charity events. She emcees a number of events throughout the year in addition to being the honorary chair for both the CIBC Run for the Cure and the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards. She’s also involved in Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Lois Hole Hospital for Women and the Kids with Cancer. Carrie also dedicates her time to mentorship and guest speaking in local schools and organizations. She received an RTNDA award for her documentary “Fear on the Farm”, she was honored as one of the top 100 citizens in our province during Alberta’s Centennial celebrations, and was chosen as Edmonton’s Woman of the Year in 2002.

Carrie maintains her greatest achievement in life so far is becoming a mother to her son Kasha and her daughter Allegra. Together with her husband Stephen, the three of them love to travel, and spend time outdoors together.

David Ewasuk
David Ewasuk
X_gray

David Ewasuk

David owes this job, especially the part where he reports on crime and the justice system, a huge debt.

“It’s pretty certain I wouldn’t have met my wife,” he says. “She was testifying in a criminal case that I just happened to be covering.”

Since 1998, David has primarily reported from crime scenes and outside the court house. But he’s still passionate and still learning something new about reporting even after all these years.

Social media has changed the way news is reported, but along with the newfound speed of, and desire for, updated information, David says there’s never been more pressure to get it right and still be able to get it first.

While David has received numerous awards over the course of his time at CTV Edmonton, the most rewarding aspect for him is bringing a story to viewers and followers that no one else has. Having information no one else knows, has never been more valuable, he believes.

“Those stories are the ones that get an instant reaction, and from it, different points of view, and ideas, come back to me.It’s pretty cool to send news out and have new Ideas bounce back as a result,” David says.

Working at CTV has let him fly with the Snowbirds and in a fighter jet and more than a few helicopters. It’s allowed him to see parts of the world and experience cultures He otherwise wouldn’t have. But most importantly, it’s let him pursue his curiosity for finding answers and telling stories right here in his hometown.

Bill Fortier
Bill Fortier
X_gray

Bill Fortier

Bill Fortier joined the CTV News team in September 2007. He now produces and co-anchors the weekend 6 o’clock newscasts and reports during the week.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Bill got his start working at CKDM Radio in Dauphin, Manitoba and later moved back to Winnipeg to work at CityTV. After spending five years in his hometown, Bill made the move out west to take on new opportunities and challenges.

While studying broadcasting in college, Bill paid the bills performing at a local dinner theatre and delivering singing telegrams.

Bill has always had a passion for news and current events and loves the opportunity to report on the people and events that make up the ongoing history of this region.

After arriving in Edmonton, Bill immediately fell in love with the downtown skyline that rises above the majestic river valley.

The thing Bill loves most about Edmonton is the kindness and heartiness of the people. As Western Canadians, we endure and celebrate temperatures from minus 30 to plus 30, conditions from blizzards to heat waves – and never lose our sense of how lucky we are to live in this region of the world.

Michelle Gerwing
Michelle Gerwing
X_gray

Michelle Gerwing

Michelle Gerwing started with CTV Edmonton in 2008 as a video editor and is currently posted in Red Deer, AB as the bureau videojournalist for Central Alberta. She graduated from NAIT with a diploma in Television Broadcasting in 2010.

Michelle grew up on an acreage close to the town of Trochu, AB, but attended grade school in Olds, AB. She moved to Edmonton after high school to pursue her education as well as athletics. Before moving back to Central Alberta in August 2012, Michelle ranked in the top 12 nationally for the track and field event of pole vault.

Michelle’s outgoing personality and love of storytelling led her to a career in broadcasting.

She is always impressed with the passion and determination of Central Albertans she’s met while covering the region.

In her spare time Michelle loves to thrift shop, sew, and play as many sports as possible.

Joel Gotlib
Joel Gotlib
X_gray

Joel Gotlib

Joel Gotlib is CTV Edmonton’s 5:30 p.m. anchor. Joel has worked in newsrooms across the country over the past 20 years and has covered many bases at CTV Edmonton, spending 8 years as a general assignment and breaking news reporter to anchoring and producing weekend newscasts and our late night news.

Joel grew up in Toronto but Edmonton is home. He’s a graduate of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program. Joel’s first job was with his alma mater as an audio instructor.

In 1992, Joel began working as a traffic reporter in Niagara Falls. Shortly after, he landed a job at CKWS TV in Kingston as a Sports Anchor and Reporter. In 1997 Joel headed west where he first joined the CTV News Team as a Noon anchor and general assignment reporter. In 1999 Joel moved to Winnipeg to anchor A-Channel’s news@6. In 2004 Joel spent 6 months reporting and anchoring at Global Toronto, then returned to his CTV Edmonton family in September of 2004.

Joel always makes time to get involved with his community and volunteers with a number of organizations.

He met his wife Samantha in 2005 while taking part in “Dancin’ for the Kids” – a fundraiser that helps kids with cancer. Samantha, a professional ballroom dance instructor, was his partner. Joel and Samantha married 3 years later and are now dancing through life with their 2 beautiful little girls.

Erin Isfeld
Erin Isfeld
X_gray

Erin Isfeld

Erin is a small town girl originally from Manitoba. Growing up, she was an ever curious child with a passion for community and public speaking which paved the way towards a career in broadcast journalism.

Erin’s career has taken her to Calgary and Winnipeg, but in 2005, she made the move to the City of Champions and is currently the anchor of CTV Edmonton’s news at noon and 5pm. A graduate of both the University of Winnipeg and Ryerson University in Toronto, Erin also credits the city and people of Edmonton for teaching her so much.

Some of Erin’s proudest moments don’t necessarily come while sitting behind the anchor desk, but more so when she’s able to interact with Edmontonians. For the last 3 years, Erin has hosted the annual ATB Financial Charity Shootout on the CTV backyard Rink of Dreams. She also spearheaded the “Giving Hope” campaign in the fall of 2010 where CTV Edmonton viewers are encouraged to give blood at Canadian Blood Services during a month-long campaign. The inspiration came after Erin almost lost a dear friend who hemorrhaged following child birth. Plus, being a new mom, Erin is deeply involved with several children’s organizations including Ronald McDonald House and the Zebra Child Protection Centre.

When not at work, you’ll likely find Erin on the curling ice or the ball diamond with the CTV teams or trying to get in a round of golf with her husband. That’s getting a bit tougher now with a toddler, but she’s enjoying finding that life balance.

Veronica Jubinville
Veronica Jubinville
X_gray

Veronica Jubinville

Born in Edmonton and raised in Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, Veronica Jubinville is an Alberta girl through and through.

She graduated with honors from the Television Broadcasting program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and then went on to complete her internship at CTV Lethbridge.

Veronica has worked as a Radio News Announcer in Lethbridge, a Promotions Producer and On-Air Host in Calgary, and a Reporter/Anchor at CTV Saskatoon. She also helped launched CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and was a co-anchor for the morning program.

You can catch Veronica reporting the news and delivering the weather forecast on CTV Edmonton.

Veronica is an avid traveler, enjoys yoga, snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, and trying out new recipes in the kitchen.

Breanna Karstens-Smith
Breanna Karstens-Smith
X_gray

Breanna Karstens-Smith

Breanna Karstens-Smith has always loved the City of Champions. Born and raised in Edmonton, Breanna has always known she wanted to work for the station she grew up watching.

In 2008 Breanna made the move south to Calgary where she earned her Radio and Television diploma from Mount Royal College (now Mount Royal University.) After graduation, Breanna made the move to CHAT Television in Medicine Hat. She spent the next two years reporting, producing, shooting, anchoring, and doing weather. In October 2012 she was given the chance to return home when she was hired as a writer at CTV News Edmonton. Since, she has contributed to the team by reporting, producing, and filling in anywhere else she’s needed.

On her days off, Breanna tries to give back to the community. She’s an active member of the Kin Club of Fort Edmonton. She also has experience working with Hope Mission, Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and Area, The Mustard Seed and more.

Breanna also enjoys cheering for the Oilers, the Blue Jays, and taking trips to visit friends in Calgary, her sisters in Ottawa and Victoria, and relatives in England and the Netherlands.

Greyson Knutson
Greyson Knutson
X_gray

Greyson Knutson

Greyson grew up on a farm outside of the small town of Pennant, Saskatchewan (population: 110) just 30 minutes northwest of Swift Current. He went to school in the slightly larger nearby town of Cabri, where he played a wide variety of sports, including hockey, volleyball, and baseball.

When he wasn’t playing sports, Greyson was probably watching sports on TV, or playing sports video games. Maybe the moment he knew he wanted to be a broadcaster was when he got tired of the NHL video game play-by-play, muted the sound, and called the game himself.

An opportunity to work at the local radio station in Swift Current while still in high school furthered Greyson’s interest in the field. After a year of school in Saskatoon, he got his first job in Lloydminster, where he was everything from a shooter, to a weather guy, and everything in between for three and a half years. After a year and half as the lead sports anchor in Medicine Hat, Greyson accepted a job with CTV Edmonton with great excitement.

In his spare time, Greyson plays soccer in the summer and curls in the winter. He is also a big supporter of Canadian soccer. Most of all, Greyson is a fan of sports, and just enjoys the experience of watching games, whether it’s at home, a local establishment, or at the stadium.

Marni Kuhlmann
Marni Kuhlmann
X_gray

Marni Kuhlmann

Marni was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, lived in the small town of Vanguard, later moved to Moose Jaw and then attended university in Saskatoon.

She’s worked all over western Canada, starting out in radio in Williams Lake, B.C., before moving back to Saskatchewan to work at CTV Regina, eventually landing in Edmonton where she now lives with her family.

Marni holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, and a broadcast news diploma from SAIT in Calgary.

She’s been emcee for a number of events including the Walk to Remember, the Down Syndrome Society’s Buddy Walk, Terry Fox Run, United Way, Mac and Cheese Luncheon, Autism Society Gala, and Bell Walk for Kids Help Phone. She’s also served at the inner city lunch at Boyle Street Co-op.

When Marni isn’t anchoring News at Noon, or emceeing various functions, she likes to run, swim, bike, and do pilates and yoga – in fact, Marni is a certified fitness instructor who has done triathlons and a number of charity races. She has also run in the Canadian Death Race.

Carmen Leibel
Carmen Leibel
X_gray

Carmen Leibel

Carmen will tell anyone she has the best two jobs in the world. She’s a mother of two little girls, Olivia and Julia, and is CTV Edmonton’s Health Reporter.

Carmen’s passion for storytelling is integral as she covers the “health beat.” She meets inspirational Albertans and innovative researchers and medical professionals every day. She produces, reports and anchors the Your Health segment on CTV Edmonton at 5.

Looking back, Carmen says she’s grateful for where her journalism career began. It was 2002 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan where she started as a videojournalist. She quickly worked her way to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, a small market where she was given the opportunity to cover national stories involving wildfires and a high profile court case. One story she covered that she will never forget was when she went in an airplane with Santa Claus to deliver gifts to a number of First Nations children in some of Saskatchewan’s most remote communities.

But Carmen had her sights set on the television station she grew up watching and in 2003 was offered a position at CFRN, now CTV Edmonton.

Outside of work, Carmen has also been emcee at several different events for the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, Canadian Blood Services and the 2012 Child Care Awards.

Serena Mah
Serena Mah
X_gray

Serena Mah

Serena Mah was born in Edmonton and mostly raised in the city, but spent several years in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta as well.

Serena is currently a CTV Edmonton Reporter, former weekend anchor, late night anchor and medical specialist.

After several years of post-secondary including a year in business at MacEwan and graduating with an arts degree from the University of Alberta (majored in political science, minored in philosophy), she decided to give television a try – graduating from NAIT’s Radio & Television Arts diploma program.

Some of Serena’s favourite aspects of being a reporter is meeting new people and being a part of life’s moments.

Outside of reporting, Serena loves to read and has found a new love for magazines due to lack of time. She also enjoys movies and wishes she could go to the theatre more. (Side note: Serena is a popcorn addict)! She also is a crazy foodie and describes herself as killer at kids’ crafts.

Serena comes from a big family – five siblings and 18 nieces and nephews. She is married with a young son. Her large family is where her love for food comes into play – dinner at the Mah household can be quite the feat. She doesn’t cook for three – she usually cooks for an army because she doesn’t know who is going to show up! It also makes sense that she’s married to someone in the food industry.

Serena’s story documenting Barb Tarbox won her an AMPIA. She has also been an emcee for Pilgrim’s Hospice for several years.

Daryl McIntyre
Daryl McIntyre
X_gray

Daryl McIntyre

Daryl McIntyre has been with CFRN/CTV Edmonton since October of 1986. A graduate of NAIT’S Radio and Television Arts Program, Daryl was named one of NAIT’s top 50 graduates of the past 50 years in 2012. He got his first job reporting news in Lloydminster when he was just 19 years old. In 1985, Daryl moved to Prince George, B.C. to host the suppertime news.

But, his sights were set on getting back to Edmonton. A year and a half later, Daryl was back in his hometown when he joined the CTV news team. He initially signed on as a weekend anchor and city hall reporter. In 1989 he moved to the 6 p.m. anchor desk joining CFRN Edmonton icons Daphne Kuehn, Al McCann and Eric Neville.

This was a dream come true for a Daryl, who grew up in the Riverdale and Terrace Heights neighbourhoods of Edmonton before moving to a farm near Vermilion.

Memorable moments in Daryl’s career include the tragic: the Black Friday Tornado, Mayerthorpe Mountie murders and the Slave Lake Wildfires. He also remembers the thrilling: covering three Oilers Stanley Cup victories and the incredible run to the cup final in 2006 as the Oilers went head-to-head against Carolina.

Being a part of the city this long means Daryl takes “giving back” very seriously. He’s a regular supporter of many charities including the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Greater Edmonton Foundation providing safe, affordable housing for Edmonton’s seniors.

Daryl and his wife Mary live on an acreage with their horses, cats and a dog named Dolly.

Dez Melenka
Dez Melenka
X_gray

Dez Melenka

Dez Melenka grew in the small town of Gibbons, just 25 minutes northeast of Edmonton. Like many employees at CTV, she graduated from the NAIT Radio and Television Arts program.

Her first television job took her to Yorkton, Saskatchewan as a video journalist. Dez soon moved on to CTV Regina exploring various behind-the-scenes and on-air roles. Dez credits her time in Saskatchewan for giving her a proper foundation and preparing her for the rigors of big-city broadcasting.

When asked about what she likes best about her job, Dez replies that she loves being part of a team that pushes hard to be the best and works together for a common goal. “Being in a newsroom is like nothing else – you have to work hand in hand with so many different people to accomplish your job everyday,” says Dez.

Dez has had the pleasure of sharing many stories with CTV viewers. One notable encounter was getting to know Hannah Gunderson: A wheelchair-bound young girl who was being forced to stop taking a school bus with her friends. Dez was able to share the Hannah’s story with viewers who then came together to convince the school board to go back on their controversial decision.

In her spare time, Dez works with Win House for the Edmonton Women’s Shelter. She also loves to play fastball with friends she’s known since high school.

Dez’s favourite classic movie is Gone With The Wind (she thinks Scarlett O’Hara was a woman to be reckoned with, before her time). Current movie favourites are Up Close & Personal, and Morning Glory – both based around strong women and their careers in journalism (go figure).

Ashley Molnar
Ashley Molnar
X_gray

Ashley Molnar

Ashley Molnar comes to CTV Edmonton from the East. Born and raised in the small town of Bradford, Ontario, Ashley grew up as an avid question-asker, with a flair for the dramatics since a young age. Her long-time dream of becoming a reporter took shape while in the Print and Broadcast Journalism Program at Humber College in Toronto.

After graduating in 2005, Ashley got her a shot on air reporting for Rogers Television’s First Local News in York Region. Ashley soon headed eight hours up the highway where she joined the CTV family as a Videographer/Anchor in Northern Ontario in 2006.

The following year Ashley moved to Kingston ON, where she worked as Weekend Anchor/Producer and weekday Videographer for Corus Entertainment’s CKWS Newswatch.

Always looking for her next challenge, Ashley rejoined the CTV Northern Ontario family in 2008, taking on a new role as Senior Weather Specialist. She also spent lots of time on the anchor desk for Sudbury’s Noon, Six and Late newscasts. Her love of reporting earned her recognition from the RTNDA in the Dave Rogers long feature category.

In fall of 2011, Ashley’s passion for news and need for adventure brought her across the country to CTV Edmonton, where she is currently a Reporter/Anchor. From time to time, you’ll also catch Ashley doing her thing in front of the green screen, presenting weather.

As a summer lover, Ashley spends lots of time basking in the sun. You’ll also catch her in local parks, walking her “fur baby” Tucker. Ashley quickly fell in love with Edmonton’s “big sky” and welcomes any chance she gets to travel to the mountains.

Graham Neil
Graham Neil
X_gray

Graham Neil

Graham Neil helps keep Edmontonians in the loop when it comes to arts and entertainment.

Graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Regina, Graham started his broadcasting career in Regina at CKCK TV. He moved to Edmonton over a decade ago establishing himself as a story-teller who uses his quick wit to deliver interesting, informative and unique reports nightly on CTV Edmonton.

Some of his professional highlights include drinking tea with Bono, informing Tom Cruise what a toque is and playing “near and far” with Grover from Sesame Street.

Graham has received many honours for his work including an international Edward R. Murrow award, two Alberta Motion Picture Industry Awards and a Radio and Television News Directors Association award. He was also named Edmonton’s Man of the Year.

Off the television screen, Graham is an accomplished stand-up comedian, sharing the stage with people including Brad Garrett from “Everybody Loves Raymond”, Judah Friedlander from “30 Rock” and Gilbert Gottfried. Graham is also the co-founder of the Edmonton Comedy Festival

When Graham’s not out in the community covering a story or event, he helps out with several charities across the city. The nearest to his heart is the charity he started in his late-brother Don’s name to raise money for cancer-research in Alberta.

At the end of the day Graham likes to spend time with his wife, three children and two cats.

Brenna Rose
Brenna Rose
X_gray

Brenna Rose

Brenna Rose joined the CTV News team in June 2012.

She anchors the 6 and 11:30 newscasts on weekends and reports during the week.

Raised in Calgary, Brenna left her hometown to pursue a career in fashion, an opportunity that brought her around the world and furthered her passion for travel.

Brenna holds a diploma in Broadcast News from SAIT. She got her start in radio but quickly made the switch to television. After a brief stint as a producer in Calgary, she headed south to Lethbridge to strengthen her reporting and anchoring skills. From there, Brenna accepted a position in Winnipeg, where she anchored the weekend news and reported.

One of the highlights of her time in Winnipeg was covering the Winnipeg Jets and their return after being absent for 15 years.

Brenna was thrilled when a job in her home province came up and welcomed the opportunity to return home and be close to her family.

Brenna is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting local organizations. She’s passionate about the City of Edmonton and its people.

In her spare time, you can often find Brenna running in the river valley or taking in a yoga class.

Darcy Seaton
Darcy Seaton
X_gray

Darcy Seaton

Darcy Seaton joined the CTV Edmonton news team in April 2011 as a sports anchor and reporter.

Born in Edmonton, Darcy calls St. Albert home. He attended Bellerose Composite High School before studying Journalism at Grant MacEwan College and Radio and Television Arts at NAIT.

Darcy got his start in 2003 with CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie covering both News and Sports before heading east to Sudbury in 2005 where he would spend the next six years anchoring and reporting on the local sports scene.

A former student/athlete, Darcy enjoys hockey, golf, and tennis in his spare time. (He is also the current Ping Pong champion at CTV… just ask Graham Neil).

His pet peeve is dry steering.

“It’s the worst,” Darcy says.

Kim Taylor
Kim Taylor
X_gray

Kim Taylor

It seems only fitting that Kim has ended up in the province of Alberta, she followed her ancestor’s path west. She is a distant relative of explorer David Thompson – her paternal grandmother was a Thompson.

Before she made her way out west, Kim grew up in the Southern Ontario city of Owen Sound. She studied politics at the University of Guelph and journalism at Fanshawe College in London.

Her first job took her to Dauphin Manitoba, where she was news director, anchor, reporter and camera person. From there she spent time anchoring the 6 o’clock news in Brandon and Winnipeg before joining the CTV network in Saskatoon to co-anchor the 6 o’clock news.

She spent one year in Saskatoon before making one more move west to CTV Edmonton, where she currently anchors the late night news.

Kim and her husband have two very energetic daughters. In what little spare time she has, Kim enjoys running, cooking, red wine and listening to her daughters’ laughter.

Laura Tupper
Laura Tupper
X_gray

Laura Tupper

Laura Tupper was thrilled to join the CFRN family after two years as Assignment Editor at CTV Regina. Prior to that, she was the late night and weekend anchor at CTV Regina.

Laura has worked as a print and broadcast journalist in communities across western and central Canada from Golden, B.C. to Thunder Bay, Ontario to Medicine Hat, Alberta.

Laura holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts degree (Theatre Major) from Simon Fraser University.

She loves her job in the media because every day she gets the chance to learn a “little bit” about a lot. She also loves the opportunity to stay on top of issues close to the hearts of Edmontonians.

In May, 2008 Laura was honoured to receive an RTNDA award (Prairie Region) in the Dave Rogers category for best long feature.

Although her roots are in northern B.C., Laura is excited to be raising her two young children in a city that offers them so much culture and educational opportunities.

Already have an account?

Login here.

.modal