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Darrel Janz

CTV News Calgary Host of CTV Calgary's Inspired
Darrel Janz, CTV Calgary

** As of May 2023, Darrel Janz is no longer with CTV News Calgary **

Darrel’s broadcasting career began at CFAM Radio in Altona, Manitoba, in 1962. He did both radio and television in Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Montreal from 1963 to 1972

In 1972 he joined CFPL-TV in London, Ontario and a year later accepted an offer to join CFCN-TV as its senior news anchor.

From 1973 to 1987 Darrel anchored the CFCN-TV  6:00 and 11:30 P.M. local newscasts.

From 1987 to 2010 he co-anchored the 6:00 P.M. news, first with Michelle Hogan for two years and then with Barb Higgins for twenty-one years.

Darrel had trained as a teacher at Saskatchewan Teachers College and put that training to good use as a Broadcast Journalism instructor at SAIT for eleven years and Mount Royal College for fifteen years. He has worked with dozens of his former students over the years and is proud of their achievements.

From 2010 to 2013 he co-anchored the weekend 6:00 P.M. news and began doing a weekly feature entitled “Inspired”.

On December 29th, 2013 he anchored his final newscast but continues to enjoy the Inspired feature.

Darrel speaks English and some German.

Darrel Janz's Awards and Honours:

  • CanPro Gold Award for the documentary From A Child’s Hand 1995
  • Numerous team awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association
  • Honorary Bachelor of Communications – Journalism Degree from Mount Royal College 2003
  • Volunteer Calgary Heart of Calgary Award  2004
  • RTNDA Lifetime Achievement Award  2006
  • Honorary Bachelor of Applied Technology Degree from SAIT Polyrtechnic  2009
  • Western Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award 2013
  • City of Calgary Award for Community Activism  2013

Darrel Janz's Career Highlights:

  • Coverage of Quebec’s October Crisis of 1970
  • Coverage of Calgary’s 1981 bid to host the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the 1988 Calgary Olympics, several federal and provincial political leadership conventions and dozens of elections
  • Darrel’s most memorable assignment was travelling with shoe boxes from Calgary children to kids in the war ravaged countries of Bosnia and Croatia in 1995

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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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