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Reg Hampton

Assignment Editor
Reg Hampton

Hometown: Smithers, B.C. but born in Spalding, Saskatchewan

Been with CTV Calgary since: 2006

Career Highlights:

  • Flying in a CF-18 fighter jet
  • Won awards from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada (RTNDA) and the B.C. Association of Broadcasters for coverage of the softwood lumber crisis in B.C.


  • Masters in Professional Communications, Royal Roads University
  • Broadcasting Program, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)  

Favourite Place in Calgary:

  • 4th St., 17th Ave, Kensington
  • Stampede Park 


  • Raising my kids and puppy
  • I love exploring new foods and tasting wines
  • Playing Texas Hold 'em Poker

Favourite Movie: Groundhog Day

Favourite Music: U2

Favourite TV Shows: The West Wing - Seinfeld

Why I am a broadcaster: I was always a "news junkie" and always loved and had great respect for the news.

About Me: I love traveling with my three kids. I spend many hours shuttling kids between snowboarding; and bagpipes, drumming and highland dance lessons and competitions. I love living in Calgary, love the friendliness and the spirit of the people, and being so close to the mountains.


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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.

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