Carole Anne Devaney returned from a year’s maternity leave on September 5 to the co-anchor the 6pm news with Gord Steinke following the birth of her second beautiful baby girl named Amélie, sister to 2 1/2 year old Emmanuel. Carole Anne is a proud French-Canadian, who was born and raised in Ottawa. She landed her first on-air gig as a student reporter with CTV Ottawa, and stayed on with the station for more than four years. Her experience then took her to Parliament Hill, where she reported for a French political TV show, on CPAC.
In 2008, she decided to move out West, after accepting a position with CBC Edmonton. The long drive across the country, took her more than 39 hours!
In February 2011, Carole Anne joined the Global News team. Nine months later, she was promoted to primetime news anchor of Global Edmonton’s flagship, the News Hour, with veteran co-anchor Gord Steinke.
This is such a perfect fit for me. The position really plays to my strengths and skills. I have more involvement in the production-side of the newscast and I get to show my personality, way more than if I was reporting. Having the ability to be myself is very important in my career.
Carole Anne represented the City of Edmonton’s Winter City Strategy initiative, as host and emcee of signature events.
She is dedicated to “Our City”, participating as a committee member for Bust-a-Move. The fundraiser is a 6-hour fitness challenge in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation. She also hosts the Edmonton Burn Treatment Society’s “Turn Up the Heat.” Carole Anne enjoys her ongoing involvement with Meals on Wheels.
I have a soft spot for seniors and many of them are clients of this organization. I love how happy and grateful they are when you show up at their door with a warm meal and a smile.”
In September 2012, Carole Anne did her most daring charity event ever, when she rappelled 29-storeys down the side of the Sutton Place Hotel for Easter Seals Alberta.
Her other interests include food (she’s a pizza-eating contest champion!), theatre, golfing, snowboarding and travelling the world… 24 countries and counting.
In July 2012, Carole Anne married her best friend, Edmonton firefighter, Connor Devaney. (Check out the wedding photos.) They are the proud parents of daughters Emmanuelle and Amélie. They also have a French bulldog named “Scooby.”
Carole Anne speaks three languages. She holds a diploma from the Carleton University School of Journalism, and is the winner of an RTNDA award for producing an undercover investigative series on out-of-town vehicle inspections.