Articles by Michael Franklin
- Lethbridge council again declares April 7 as Green Shirt Day
- 'New and upgraded': Calgary students, staff enjoy new southeast school
- 1 injured in possible shooting at Lethbridge home
- 'Emergency' scams on the rise in Airdrie, Alta.
- Pitbull to play for the first day of the Calgary Stampede
- Cougar warning issued for Kananaskis Country trail
- Semi driver involved in Calgary hit-and-run that sent woman to hospital found
- Snake stick-up: Calgary man arrested after bank robbery involving scaly threat
- Lethbridge church reopens for St. Patrick's Day after 11-year closure
- Poor weather blamed for crash near Bowell, Alta.
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.