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Chris Epp

CTV News Calgary Anchor Weekend News at 6 & 11:30 | Video Journalist
Chris Epp, CTV Calgary

**As of January 2023, Chris is no longer with CTV News.** Chris Epp is a senior reporter and news anchor for CTV Calgary, specializing in provincial affairs.

Chris joined CTV Calgary in 2007, after reporting stints in Toronto, Saskatoon, Regina and Edmonton.

He’s covered eleven elections, two royal visits and sadly, zero Stanley Cup wins by the Flames.

His career highlights include reporting on a blackout in Toronto, a chemical spill in Louisiana, and a physician training program in Laos.

Calgary-based Chris grew up near Didsbury on a farm that’s been in his family for nearly 80 years. He has degrees in Political Science (University of Manitoba) and Journalism (Ryerson University) and is a past recipient of both the CBC Joan Donaldson Scholarship and the CIDA-CAJ Fellowship.

Chris lives in Calgary with his wife and two young sons.

When not reporting, he’s playing hockey, volleyball or failing miserably at learning French. Chris speaks English.

Chris Epp's Career Highlights:

  • Panelist in 2012 Alberta election leadership debate
  • Contributor to award-winning series  “Crime on the Streets”  (CBC, 2005)
  • Producer on Gemini Award winning program  “Sports Journal”

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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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