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Ian White

Senior Anchor News at Noon/News at 5
CTV Calgary, Ian White,

Hometown: Calgary, Alberta

Been with CTV Calgary since: 1990

Career Highlights:

  • Covering the 2000 Canadian Alliance Leadership Convention in Toronto
  • Traveling to Monaco to cover Calgary's bid for the World's Fair
  • I've had the privilege of interviewing dozens of writers, actors, musicians, politicians, and fascinating people from all walks of life

Volunteer Connections in Calgary:

  • Betty's Run for ALS
  • Hockey/soccer dad

Education: Broadcasting Program, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Favourite Place in Calgary: Downtown


  • Spending time with my wife Kathleen and our three children Dylan, Bridget, and Griffin
  • Running
  • Reading

Favourite Books:

  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen

Favourite Movies:

  • The Godfather
  • Sideways

Favourite Music:

  • Paul Simon
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • The Police

Favourite TV Show: The Colbert Report

Why I am a broadcaster: One of my favorite aspects of being in television is having the opportunity to deal with, and learn about, the most interesting issues of our time. I thoroughly enjoy using my creative skills to tell CTV viewers about them. If you're talking about it around the coffee shop or water cooler, that's the kind of thing I'm dealing with.

About Me: I cook an awesome Thai chicken. I can even recommend a wine for it.


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Tara Nelson 2018
6 pm anchor

Tara Nelson

Southern Albertans look to CTV Calgary for excellence in news and entertainment programming and that legacy of news innovation and community involvement continues today as we celebrate over 50 years in broadcasting.

CTV Calgary (CFCN) went on the air for the first time on the evening of September 9, 1960 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) on October 1961 and one of the station’s longest running shows, The Buck Shot Show, started in 1967.

As an owned and operated affiliate of the CTV Network, CTV Calgary, created a number of firsts in Canadian television.

  • 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 Calgary since 2000.

CTV Calgary’s trusted team of journalists and top-notch news producers, editors and photographers are dedicated to providing the best in local news programming to southern Alberta on-the-air, in the community and online.

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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