CTV News Calgary | About Us

About Us

Vasco Maria

CTV News Calgary Video Journalist
Vasco Maria

Vasco joined CTV News Calgary in May of 2016 as an overnight ENG videographer and has seen the night side of Calgary. 

His broadcast career started in 2002 with Global Winnipeg and in November of 2005 he made the move to Calgary. 

Outside of CTV, Calgary-based Vasco enjoys having adventures with his three loves Laura, Isabella and Taylor.

Vasco says they are his inspiration. "I wish to inspire and motivate my daughters so they can discover and develop their full potential. I will use my skill as a communicator to teach them. I will use my social skills to bring them closer to people. I will be their positive example."

Vasco speaks English and Portuguese. He is currently learning French to assist his daughter with her studies in French immersion school.

Back to Top

Tara Nelson

Tara Nelson - CTV News at 6

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.

Keep up with the news when it happens and subscribe to our Breaking News email alerts HERE.

Watch the newscasts you missed online HERE.