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Colleen Schmidt

Supervisor | Digital News
Calgary
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Colleen Schmidt

*Currently on temporary assignment in Toronto for CTVNews.ca Local 

Colleen Schmidt joined CTV News Calgary in 1996 and as the Digital News Supervisor, manages CTV Calgary's digital properties and the daily delivery of news and social media content.

Colleen graduated with honours from SAIT’s broadcasting program and also has diplomas/degrees in web development and design, computer science, professional management and an assortment of other interests.

Colleen has extensive experience in digital and broadcast news and has reported on and led digital teams through several elections and breaking news events, including numerous high-profile crime cases, Olympic initiatives and the historic floods in southern Alberta in 2013.

She has travelled through India, Nepal and several other countries to document humanitarian relief efforts during times of crisis and received a number of nominations and commendations for her work. 

Colleen speaks English.

Colleen has shared in three Edward R. Murrow Awards, several RTDNA Awards and five Canadian Online Publishing Awards while employed with CTV News.

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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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