Articles by Michael Franklin
- Construction set to begin on park in Lethbridge's Galt Gardens
- Banff rapist's appeal of parole board decision dismissed
- Even with majority, UCP's Copping, Nixon and Milliken lose seats in Calgary
- Coaldale, Alta., man arrested after allegedly firing BB gun at other driver
- Giraffe at Calgary zoo died from a broken neck, investigation reveals
- Pilot lands without landing gear at Calgary-area airport
- Baby gorilla born at Calgary zoo
- 'It's more convenient': Alberta advance vote numbers surge
- Drivers seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash near Raymond
- Power from poop: Wastewater upgrades in Calgary to harness biogas
Joining CTV Calgary in 2011, Michael has over a decade of experience in online media.
Since that time, he has provided online coverage for a wide variety of stories such as the fatal highway shooting near Claresholm, the 2013 Calgary floods, the Brentwood murders and the trial of triple murderer Douglas Garland.
He has also covered numerous federal, provincial and municipal elections, Olympics and Calgary Stampede events.
His specialities in stories include crime, social issues, politics, parenting, social media, lifestyle and leisure.
His journalism career first started back in 2005 where, after graduating from the Journalism New Media program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, he secured a position working the graphics department at CBC Toronto.
Following that position, he took the plunge into the online media world at Canada.com.
He moved west in 2008, first settling in Edmonton and working with the Edmonton Journal's online team.
From there, he worked with Global Edmonton as a web producer, as well as a promotions producer.
Alongside the rest of his team at CTV Calgary, he has won the RTDNA's Edward R. Murrow award in 2014 for Digital Media, the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Website in 2017, the RTDNA's Gord Sinclair award in 2017 for coverage of Calgary's municipal election and the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Coverage in 2018.
He's also been part of the team that brought Broken System: EMS Crisis in Alberta a Regional Edward R. Murrow award in 2023.
Michael possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, obtained in 2003, and a Journalism New Media certificate from Sheridan College.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time at home with his family.
He speaks English.