Articles by Michael Franklin
- 'Be alert': First bear sighting of 2023 in Banff National Park
- Man sent to hospital after crash that closed section of Glenmore Trail
- Lethbridge seniors targeted by scammers, police say
- School bus involved in crash on southern Alberta highway
- Health Canada recalls series of supplements sold by Lethbridge store
- Alberta a migration magnet for Canadians as population swells
- Coutts, Alta., border agents seize $3.6M of methamphetamine
- Calgary fire truck-turned play structure coming to Fish Creek Library
- Memorial donuts being sold in support of slain Edmonton police officers
- Lethbridge council again declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day
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.