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David Spence

CTV News Calgary Sky Watch Weather Meteorologist
David Spence

**As of November 2021, David Spence is no longer with CTV News as he's enjoying retirement**

David Spence has been with CTV Calgary since 1981, save for a brief disappearance between 1985 and 1987.

Career Highlights: The biggest highlights in any broadcaster's career involves feedback from the audience, and it has been my great honour to have won the Calgary Herald Reader's Choice award for several years in a row.   More recently, I've been similarly honoured by the Best of Calgary awards as Calgary's favourite television personality.   In 2017, my peers honoured me with the RTDNA Lifetime Achievement Award.   Grateful as I am, I am even more honoured by the trust viewers place in me to deliver accurate weather forecasts every weekday.

Volunteer Connections in Calgary: I'm very enthusiastic and involved in our own Weather in the Classroom program, which enables me to visit dozens of schools and talk to thousands of school children every year. Since my cancer diagnosis in 2012, I've also been involved with several cancer-oriented charities,  most notably as a member of the Gala Committee for Prostaid Calgary.

Education: Meteorology program, Mississippi State University

Favourite Place in Calgary: Bragg Creek (not really IN Calgary, but close)

Interests/Activities: Take me outside! I love the outdoors in the summer and spend most weekends at the many terrific campgrounds in southern Alberta

Favourite Movies: Honestly, I haven't seen a movie in a theatre since Up!, which, by the way, was very good.

Favourite Music: 80s Hair bands. Remember Poison? How about Cinderella? Appetite for Destruction by Guns 'n Roses has to be one of the best albums in the history of recorded music. Stop laughing.

Why I am a broadcaster: It gives a terrific opportunity to help an enormous number of people with daily decisions in their daily lives.

About Me: I have an amazing family. My wife Susan and I have been married for almost 19 years and we have three terrific children, Curtis, Emily and Gregory, all of whom are now adults. We all share a love of the outdoors, camping, and travel. We spend most of our holiday time in Phoenix or on Vancouver Island.

David speaks English.

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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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