Articles by Michael Franklin
- Dangerous suspect has 50 warrants for his arrest, Calgary police say
- Motorcyclist killed in Macleod Trail crash
- Victim found dead near Healy Bridge identified as Lethbridge man
- Calgary woman charged in connection with LRT stabbing
- Danielle Smith did not interfere in Alberta's justice process, deputy premier says
- Fort Calgary's award-winning garden to return after 5-year hiatus
- Calgary's Plus 15 pathway network gets an upgrade
- Alberta junior hockey broadcaster fired over offensive comment
- Calgary camel receiving 'exceptional care' despite severe skin condition, zoo says
- 2 charged in connection with Claresholm pipe bomb incidents
Joining CTV Calgary in 2011, Michael has over a decade of experience in online media.
Since that time, he has provided online coverage for a wide variety of stories such as the fatal highway shooting near Claresholm, the 2013 Calgary floods, the Brentwood murders and the trial of triple murderer Douglas Garland.
He has also covered numerous federal, provincial and municipal elections, Olympics and Calgary Stampede events.
His specialities in stories include crime, social issues, politics, parenting, social media, lifestyle and leisure.
His journalism career first started back in 2005 where, after graduating from the Journalism New Media program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, he secured a position working the graphics department at CBC Toronto.
Following that position, he took the plunge into the online media world at Canada.com.
He moved west in 2008, first settling in Edmonton and working with the Edmonton Journal's online team.
From there, he worked with Global Edmonton as a web producer, as well as a promotions producer.
Alongside the rest of his team at CTV Calgary, he has won the RTDNA's Edward R. Murrow award in 2014 for Digital Media, the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Website in 2017, the RTDNA's Gord Sinclair award in 2017 for coverage of Calgary's municipal election and the Canadian Online Publishing Award for Best News Coverage in 2018.
Michael also possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from York University, obtained in 2003.
When not at work, he enjoys spending time at home with his family.
He speaks English.