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Todd McDermott

CTV News Calgary Video Journalist
Todd McDermott

Graduating from the Loyalist College TV Broadcasting course in 1989, Todd McDermott  moved west and worked at several television stations in Southern Alberta until CFCN/CTV offered him a place to shoot creative video in 1998. 

Throughout his career, he has always worked and looked to get the shot just right.

Calgary-based McDermott was a member of the Western Canadian News Photographers Association where he won awards for shooting excellence including first place in the documentary category and third place in the spot news category. McDermott was also honoured with an RTNDA award for video shoot on a five-part series on the crystal meth issue in Spokane, Washington.

"You never know who you will meet or where you will be on a daily basis," said McDermott. "Every day is different from the next. Meeting new people, hearing their stories and telling them is what makes this career so interesting."

Todd 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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