CTV Calgary (CFCN), the first independent television station launched in Alberta and now owned and operated by Bell Media, launched CTV Lethbridge in 1968 as a semi-satellite station. CTV Lethbridge shares some programming with its Calgary sister station and leases tower space for its transmitter from CISA-TV Lethbridge, a Global Television Network/Bell Media station that also shares programming from a sister station — Global Calgary (CICT).
CTV Lethbridge Personalities
- Meeting so many amazing people from astronauts to scientists to cancer survivors since starting with CTV in 2001
- Covering the Lost Creek fire in August, 2003 I saw the awesome power of mother nature and the community as people came together was unbelievable
- Covering the effects of the border closure on Southern Alberta’s beef industry from beef rallies at the border to how it impacted the family farm. It was tough but it was real
- Wrote and produced a story about a family who lost their home to a fire on Christmas Day which was nominated for a national award
- Pets, mentally challenged adults, a children’s hospital emergency room, seniors, and especially the Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch’s annual Christmas Party for needy families
- Arts Degree, University of Manitoba
- Broadcasting Program, Mount Royal College (MRC)
Heath Brown began his broadcasting career in January 1990 at a radio station in Red Deer. He has worked full-time for CTV Calgary since January 2004 reporting and anchoring for both the Lethbridge and Calgary markets. He is the father of two energetic and fun-loving boys and considers being a dad as the best job of all! He’s a proud supporter of St. Francis high school athletics.
- January 1990 – March 1990 CKGY/Z99 Radio Red Deer
- March 1990 – July 1993 Radio 7 CKRD
- July 1993 – October 1995 RDTV
- October 1995 – June 1998 CHBC-TV Kelowna
- September 1999 – March 2000 The Score Vancouver
- March 2000 – September 2001 CTV Calgary
- September 2001 – March 2002 TSNMAX.ca Edmonton
- March 2002 – Present CTV Calgary
A journalist since 2003, Kaella has been a reporter, producer and anchor in both news and sports. Kaella’s professional journey brought her to CTV Lethbridge in 2005 to report and occasionally anchor the 5pm newscast. She’s also worked in Calgary as a fill-in reporter and anchor for the morning, noon and evening broadcasts. Over the years, she has interviewed thousands of people including astronaut Buzz Aldrin, singer Taylor Swift and Canada’s former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson. She’s a marathoner, avid runner and fitness instructor.
- Kaella volunteers her time at a number of local events throughout the year and sits on the organizing committee for the Lethbridge Police’s Run for Special Olympics.
- Graduated with honours from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2003.
Taylor’s career in broadcast journalism began during her practicum at CTV Lethbridge, where she worked hard to earn a full-time position. She’s interviewed astronaut Chris Hadfield and musicians 54-40, Tyler Shaw & Kira Isabella. She was born in Lethbridge but has lived in many cities across Alberta. Taylor is a dog-mom to her black lab Marley, who’s also known around the CTV Lethbridge office as the local news-hound. Marley often frequents the building and community, sniffing out local stories. Taylor is an avid traveller, fitness enthusiast and would almost always rather be outside.
- Volunteer as an emcee for multiple non-profits in the community, including the Boys and Girls Club.
- Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Lethbridge College in 2014.
Dory was born in Winnipeg but was only lived there for her first three months. Since then, she has moved all around Canada and the world as the child of a Military Officer, but has lived longer in Lethbridge than anywhere, so she consider it her hometown. She has been with CTV Lethbridge since 1990.
- Won the Media Award for a series I produced on safety for the Alberta Centre for Injury Control and Research
- Won the National Environmental Citizenship Award for stories on environmental issues
- Twice received the provincial Dr. G.R.A. Rice Memorial Award for Excellence in Media for reporting on health issues for Southern Alberta families.
- Twice received the Provincial Communication Award from the Multiple Sclerosis Society for my reporting on issues for people with MS
- Was awarded the Media Award from the International Association of Fire Fighters for a special on burn injuries in young children
- Received the second highest Legion award, the Certificate of Merit, for promoting issues concerning Military families and working on their fundraisers
- Named as a Woman of Distinction by the YWCA for working to highlight the issues facing the women of Southern Alberta
- Received the Alberta Centennial Medal for working to help not-for profit groups in Southern Alberta
- Received the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award
- Inducted into the Maytag Dependability Hall of Fame as voted by Canadians. I received a luxury suite of appliances and accessories worth $10,000 which were donated to charity
- Big Brothers and Big Sisters
- Volunteer Lethbridge
- Lethbridge Fire Department Safety Committee
- United Way of Southwestern Alberta.
- Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
- MS Society of Lethbridge and District
- Interfaith Food Bank
- Emcee events for the Schizophrenia Society, the MS Society, the YWCA, St.Michael’s Health Care Foundation and various other groups throughout the year
Produce videos for non-profit groups
- Visiting numerous classrooms and groups such as Girl Guides, Scouts, Brownies and Cubs to teach weather and environmental classes and also to talk about the negative effects of bullying
- Volunteers as a make-up artist to work with recovering cancer victims
- Background in theatre arts and spent six years studying with Environment Canada
Since working at CTV Lethbridge since 1984, Terry has covered several floods, tornados and other disasters. His news series on the occult and teen suicide was recognized with a Ron Laidlaw Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada (RTNDA)
- McKillop United Church
- Community outreach program
- Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge Community College
- Lethbridge Soup Kitchen
- Radio Arts Program, Lethbridge Community College