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Simon Jones

CTV News Calgary Video Journalist
Simon Jones

Simon joined CTV News Calgary in 2011 after spending his first three years with CTV in Ontario.

In his time with the company, the Calgary-based video journalist has been fortunate enough to cover a wide range of historic events, including the G20 protests in Toronto, the 2013 Alberta floods and several unique stories in Upper Michigan. 

Simon is a graduate of the Journalism and New Media program at Sheridan College and has a passion for creative human interest stories.  

Born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario, he has taken to the great outdoor lifestyle Calgary has to offer, including scrambling mountains and putting in his time at the boxing gym. 

Simon 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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