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Tara Nelson joins CTV Calgary
Published Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:08PM MDT
CTV Calgary is ending the speculation about who will be filling the 6pm anchor chair.
Tara Nelson has been hired to fill the spot left vacant by the resignation of Barb Higgins.
"We're excited that Tara has chosen to work in our newsroom," said Len Perry, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Calgary. "With more than 20 years of broadcasting experience, she will be a very valuable member of our team."
Nelson has covered everything from war zones to world celebrations as a foreign correspondent and anchor. She has spent the past two years in London, England as the European Bureau Chief for Global National.
Her passion for travel has taken her around the world, covering important news events like the conflict in Kandahar, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 9/11.
Nelson is originally from Alberta and is thrilled to be coming home.
Nelson will usher in a new era at CTV Calgary.
Darrel Janz will be moving into a new role, leaving Nelson as the solo weekday anchor for the CTV News at Six.
"I am thrilled that Tara will be joining our news team," said Darrel Janz, Senior Anchor, CTV Calgary. "Her credentials are impeccable and she is respected as one of our country's top journalists. With Tara in place, the timing is perfect for me to step back a little from the anchor desk and concentrate on another passion – telling stories."
Janz has been at the helm of the CTV Calgary news team for the past 37 years. He's brought viewers the biggest news stories from Southern Alberta and from around the world.
Janz will continue to anchor the news on Sunday.
He will also take on a new project which will get him out in the community so he can tell the stories that inspire us all and make us proud of the place we call home.