Mark Villani joined the CTV Calgary team in January 2018 as a morning reporter for CTV Morning Live and CTV News at Noon.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Calgary, Mark started his career at the age of 17 as a freelance journalist with the Calgary Sun. He then moved on to working as an overnight anchor/ reporter with CFFR 660 News while attending journalism school.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Communications Studies Degree with honours at the University of Calgary and earned a Diploma in the Broadcast News Program at SAIT. During his time at SAIT, Mark received the Governor General Academic Bronze medal for the highest average among students in the school.
Upon graduation in April 2016, Mark began working full time as a video journalist at CKPG News in Prince George, BC. He then joined CTV Saskatoon in February 2017 working as a reporter/anchor.
During his career, Mark has reported stories from the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in northern British Columbia, he covered the 2017 wildfires in Saskatchewan, and a tragic plane crash in Fond du Lac.
In his spare time, Mark can be found on many of Calgary’s running paths training for his next big marathon, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.