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Michael Franklin

CTVNewsCalgary.ca Senior Digital Producer
Michael Franklin

Joining CTV Calgary in 2011, Michael has over a decade of experience in online media.

Since that time, he has provided online coverage for a wide variety of stories such as the fatal highway shooting near Claresholm, the 2013 Calgary floods, the Brentwood murders and the trial of triple murderer Douglas Garland.

He has also covered numerous federal, provincial and municipal elections, Olympics and Calgary Stampede events.

His specialities in stories include crime, social issues, politics, parenting, social media, lifestyle and leisure.

His journalism career first started back in 2005 where, after graduating from the Journalism New Media program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, he secured a position working the graphics department at CBC Toronto.

Following that position, he took the plunge into the online media world at Canada.com.

He moved west in 2008, first settling in Edmonton and working with the Edmonton Journal's online team.

From there, he worked with Global Edmonton as a web producer, as well as a promotions producer.

Alongside the rest of his team at CTV Calgary, he has won the RTDNA's Edward R. Murrow award in 2014 for Digital Media, the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Website in 2017, the RTDNA's Gord Sinclair award in 2017 for coverage of Calgary's municipal election and the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Coverage in 2018.

He's also been part of the team that brought Broken System: EMS Crisis in Alberta a Regional Edward R. Murrow award and an RTDNA award for Enterprise Journalism in 2023.

Michael possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, obtained in 2003, and a Journalism New Media certificate from Sheridan College.

When not at work, he enjoys spending time at home with his family.

He 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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