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Melissa Gilligan

CTVNewsCalgary.ca Digital Journalist
Melissa Gilligan

Calgary-based Melissa joined the CTV News team in September of 2021 as a digital journalist.

Her career started as a radio anchor and producer at 660News in Calgary before working at Global News Calgary as an online reporter. 

Melissa has had the privilege of covering a wide range of topics during her career as a journalist, including politics and elections, crime, education, environment, health and lifestyle. 

Melissa graduated from the Broadcast News program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

As a born and raised Calgarian, Melissa is thrilled to continue growing her career in the city she loves the most.

When not at work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and dog.

She is fluent in English.

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Tara Nelson

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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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Watch the newscasts you missed online HERE.