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Adriana Zhang

CTV News Calgary Sky Watch Weather Specialist
Adriana Zhang, CTV News, Calgary

Adriana started her path in broadcast journalism after completing her Honours Bachelor of Science at the University of Toronto. Then, while studying journalism at Humber College, she found her passion for reporting and telling stories.

Her first on-air job brought her to Northwestern Ontario where she was the court-beat video journalist for TBT News in Thunder Bay. She covered the nine-month long inquest into the deaths of seven Indigenous youth, all of whom had left their families in remote Northern communities to attend high school in Thunder Bay. These experiences opened her eyes to Indigenous issues that were unique to Northern Ontario, and the stories that were rarely told elsewhere.

While in Thunder Bay, Adriana wore many hats. She would occasionally fill in for the weather anchor before she transitioned into a news anchor role. This primed her for the next opportunity, which brought her back to her hometown of Winnipeg, as the morning weather specialist and co-host of Global News Morning.

During her two years In Winnipeg, Adriana learned to master the green screen and, next, joined CTV Calgary as the weekend weather anchor. She quickly discovered that weather in Calgary was unlike anything she’s ever experienced, and often boasts to her family and friends back home about Chinooks.

One of things Adriana loves about her job is the chance to speak to students at different schools about weather as part of CTV’s “Weather in the Classroom” program.

Adriana is fluent in English and Mandarin.

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Tara Nelson - CTV News at 6

CTV News Calgary is southern Alberta's trusted source for local breaking news and weather and our legacy of news innovation and community involvement continues as we celebrate nearly 60 years in broadcasting.

On September 9, 1960, CTV News Calgary (CFCN) went on the air for the first time and was the first independent television station in Canada.

The first broadcast was a 30-minute news program, followed by two movies, bringing then owner H. Gordon Love’s life-long dream to reality.

CFCN became a member of the Canadian Television Network (CTV) in October 1961 and one of the station’s longest running shows, The Buck Shot Show, started in 1967.

CTV News Calgary, created a number of firsts in Canadian television, as an owned and operated local of CTV News.

  • First to produce a Canadian Football League game from the prairies for CTV
  • Instituting instant replay in Western Canada
  • Brought Crime Stoppers to Calgary
  • Initiated Child Find on television

Canada’s largest telecommunications company, Bell Canada Enterprises, has owned CTV News Calgary since 2000.

CTV News Calgary’s trusted team of top-notch videojournalists and producers are dedicated to providing the best in local news programming to southern Alberta online, on-the-air and in the community.

Join us each weekday for CTV Morning Live Calgary, News at Noon, News at 5, News at 6 and News at 11:30 and on weekends for the News at 6.

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