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Tara Nelson

CTV News Calgary Senior Anchor | News at 6 | Executive Editor
Tara Nelson, CTV News, Calgary

Tara Nelson joined CTV Calgary in November 2010, coming to us from London, England where she was working as a foreign correspondent.

A journalist since 1991, Tara has been a reporter, producer and anchor, covering some of Canada and the world’s most interesting events.

Over the course of her career, she has interviewed thousands of people from royals and world leaders, to astronauts and athletes. She has covered nearly two dozen federal, provincial and civic elections in several provinces and three countries.

Before becoming a foreign correspondent, Tara was a national reporter. Her time with both jobs took her to numerous hotspots around the globe, fronting some of the most significant events in recent history, from 9/11 and major California wildfires, to earthquakes in Italy and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

She has been embedded with Canadian troops in Afghanistan, covered Team Canada at the 2006 Olympic Games in Turino and introduced the world to a South Africa proudly showing off its growth at the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg.

Tara was also well known as the back up anchor and weekend anchor for Global National with Kevin Newman from 2001 to 2008. 

Calgary-based Tara is proudly connected to several Calgary organizations. She is a devoted volunteer at the Calgary Humane Society.

She is also humbled to help Discovery House, a second stage shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence and the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

Tara also volunteers with Habitat for Humanity strapping on her tool belt every year during Women Build.

In her spare time, Tara and her husband love to travel and eat good food (cooked by someone else!). They share their home with a very bossy, but very cute Wheaten Terrier.

Tara holds an honours diploma from NAIT and speaks English.

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Tara Nelson

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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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