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Virginia Wright

CTV News Calgary Reporter/Producer
Virginia Wright, CTV News Calgary

*As of May 2022, Virginia is no longer with CTV News**

Calgary-based Virginia joined the CTV News Calgary team in August 2019 as a reporter and news producer for the morning show.

Virginia graduated from the Master of Journalism program at the University of Regina in 2016. Her program focused on advanced journalistic investigation and she was able to dedicate her studies on the socio-spatial impacts of Saskatchewan’s oil and gas industry.

She previously attended the University of Guelph where she received an English degree with a minor in geography with honours.

Her career began in the prairies, interning as a video journalist for CTV News Regina in 2015. After her four-month tenure, she was quickly hired on as a weekend video journalist and web producer.

In 2017, Virginia moved back to her home city of Toronto to work as a web producer for CTV’s national morning show, Your Morning. Later that year, she joined the team at CTV News Kitchener as a writer, later becoming an assignment editor.  She finished her time in Kitchener as a video journalist covering municipal politics.

Virginia is thrilled to be living in Calgary. When she isn’t at work she can usually be found hiking with her dog, Boots, in the Alberta Rockies.

Virginia is native in 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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