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Joelle Tomlinson

CTV News Calgary Co-Host | CTV Morning Live
Joelle Tomlinson, CTV News, Calgary

** As of June 2023, Joelle Tomlinson is no longer with CTV News Calgary **

Calgary-based Joelle Tomlinson joined the CTV Morning News team in 2017 —jumping into local, national and international news coverage, interviews and local emceeing duties. She is a Jill-of-all-trades on the morning news — covering topics from the opioid epidemic, to food and fashion, to interviewing big profile names that land in Calgary. She is also the live in-studio host for the widely-watched Calgary Stampede coverage that occurs every July.

Joelle has extensive experience in morning content and live one-on-one interviews. Before CTV Calgary, she was a reporter, producer, co-host and weather specialist at Global Saskatoon Morning for four years. Prior to that, she was a reporter and photographer for the Saskatoon Express.

Joelle holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Toronto’s Ryerson University. Her work has appeared in the Saskatoon Express, Global Saskatoon, and the Huffington Post. She was also involved in Ryerson’s mentorship program, and has appeared in panels hosted by Mount Royal University in Calgary. She has spoken to students on a range of topics — from a career in journalism to more personal experiences, such as adoption, and the impact of losing her brother to accidental fentanyl overdose in 2015. She emcees numerous local events including Canada’s Top 40 under 40, the LIVERight Gala, District Ventures Demo Day, and numerous charity runs.

Joelle graduated from Ryerson University in 2012 with honours and on the Dean’s List. Joelle was named the Western Association of Broadcasting’s Leader of Tomorrow in 2017.

She speaks English and understands conversational sign language and Spanish.

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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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