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Austin Lee

CTV News Calgary Morning Live Reporter
Austin Lee, CTV News, Calgary

**As of Oct. 2023, Austin is no longer with CTV Calgary **

Austin joined the CTV Morning Live Calgary team as a reporter in December 2021 after nearly a one-year stint as a video journalist with CTV News Lethbridge.

Before joining CTV News, he worked as a television and radio reporter for CJDC TV News in Fort St. John, B.C. covering local stories from across the Peace Region.

Born and raised in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Austin’s first taste of Alberta living came when he attended the Broadcast News program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), where he graduated with honours.

Outside of the newsroom, Austin is an avid sports fan who loves getting out for a round of golf or lacing up his skates to slap around a puck. When it comes to watching sports, he’s a big time fan of the Vancouver Canucks, Miami Dolphins and the Utah Jazz. It's been a rough few years.

Starting his career during a pandemic has made for an interesting introduction to the industry. From covering the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, crime, politics and sports, Austin is always eager to put in the work needed to tell honest, balanced and informative stories.

Austin speaks English and a bit of French.

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Tara Nelson

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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