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Shaun Frenette

Senior Producer/ Reporter
Shaun Frenette

Shaun’s journalism career as a reporter, producer, anchor and assignment editor stretches across the Prairies. His first news job was as a reporter with the Saskatchewan Valley News, the weekly newspaper in Rosthern, Sask. His television career took him to Swift Current, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina, and Edmonton, before he arrived at CTV Calgary in 2006 to produce the 5:30pm news.  He now works as a producer and reporter.

Shaun has covered major breaking news events, including the Fort McMurray wildfires, where he told the stories of evacuees, firefighters and volunteers.

He’s also had the chance to take on some special projects, and explore issues in-depth. He hosted and produced a weekly agriculture/rural life program, Country Corner, in Prince Albert. He wrote, hosted and produced a half-hour documentary, Over the Limit, which shared the personal stories of those affected by drunk driving – crash victims, police and the drunk drivers. He also visited Camp Pendleton in California for a series on Canadian soldiers training with U.S. Marines to become peacekeepers in Bosnia and Croatia. And, he produced a series with Darrel Janz to mark the 50th anniversary of CTV Calgary in 2010.

Shaun anchored a newscast that won the RTDNA’s spot news award, when an Prince Albert apartment building went up in flames. He also won the RTDNA’s Dr. G.R.A. Rice Scholarship in 1992 for the best TV news story by a student in Canada.

Shaun has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism in Communications from the University of Regina. He won the James M. Minifie Award as top graduate.

Besides journalism, Shaun’s other passion is soccer. He plays the game and is a senior referee in Calgary. Attending the World Cup in Brazil in 2014 was a major thrill. He and his wife also enjoy skiing and hiking in the Rockies, volunteering and gardening.


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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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