Colleen Schmidt is the Managing Digital Producer for CTVNews.ca, a position she moved into in October 2023.
Colleen joined CTV News Calgary in 1996 as an ENG news editor and spent 10+ years as the Digital News Supervisor, managing all digital properties, digital strategy and the daily delivery of news and social media content.
She moved to Toronto in 2019 to join the Product Team and spent four years as a product lead for CTVNews.ca before returning to the Content Team.
Colleen graduated with honours from SAIT’s broadcasting program and also has advanced certification in web development and design, computer science, professional management and product management.
Colleen has extensive experience in digital and broadcast news and has reported on and led digital teams through several elections and breaking news events including; the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous high-profile crime cases, Olympic initiatives and the historic floods in southern Alberta in 2013.
She has travelled throughout India, Nepal and several other countries to document humanitarian relief efforts during times of crisis and received a number of nominations and commendations for her work.
Colleen speaks English.
Colleen has received three Bell Excellence Awards, three Edward R. Murrow Awards, several RTDNA Awards and five Canadian Online Publishing Awards while employed with CTV News.