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Stephanie Thomas

CTV News Calgary Video Journalist
Stephanie Wiebe

Stephanie Thomas is a video journalist whose career has taken her up and down and all over; and back again.

She completed her Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto; a stark contrast to her childhood in a waterfront community on the Vancouver harbour. Sights set high, Stephanie landed an internship with NBC’s “Access Hollywood.” Yes, THAT show, and spent a semester in Los Angeles for red carpet events, film premieres and studio exclusives. Months later, she joined CTV as a field assistant during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics – a hometown dream come true.

Her first on-air role took her literally up in the air as the helicopter reporter for Global BC, but she was anxious to get back on the ground and closer to the action. After a stint writing for CTV Vancouver, she headed to Red Deer, covering central Alberta and the capital region for CTV.  Stephanie made her way to CBC Calgary as a multimedia journalist reporting for the web, radio and television.

As broadcast news remained her favourite form of storytelling, she jumped at the chance to join CTV Calgary in 2017. Stephanie covers breaking news in Alberta; everything from politics to food, and anything in between.

Calgary-based Stephanie loves singing (classical choir to rock band) and getting to the mountains. Her dog is named Jura, after the wine region and the type of scotch. Stephanie 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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