Amber Schinkel has co-hosted the Global News Calgary’s Morning News since January 2014. She joined Global Calgary’s news team in December 2008 after spending two years at Global News Lethbridge and has been a jack-of-all-trades since, working as a reporter, producer, and even weather anchor on occasion. Schinkel was born in Calgary and raised on a farm north of Cochrane, Alberta. Growing up she was a 4-H member and credits the experience for sparking her interest in public speaking and writing.
A busy woman of many jobs, Karen Mykietka admits that she spends too much time in front of a computer. In the past 20 years, she has lived in the north central Edmonton communities of Eastwood, Alberta Avenue, and now Parkdale, meeting “awesome people everywhere I go.” First as a volunteer for the Rat Creek Press in 2004 and shortly after that as the Publisher, she is a natural born organizer and leader who has a passionate commitment to community.
Reporting on traffic-related information for the Edmonton region as well as provincial highway incidents and conditions, Daintre Christensen also conducts interviews for the morning news program. She is a strong supporter of community campaigns such as The Little Warriors and Angel Whispers. “Community work is absolutely a responsibility of a broadcaster,” Christensen says. “We have a huge opportunity to make a difference.”
Jill Belland is a producer and “On Location Host” of Breakfast Television in Calgary. Her assignments have included rappelling down a 32-story building, training with NHL hockey players, and ski jumping at Canada Olympic Park. As a 15th generation French Canadian, Belland started life in the first solar-powered home in western Canada, which her father and his brothers built in Elk Island, outside Edmonton, and grew up in Calgary where she studied classical piano, trained to be a singer and dreamed of being a professional dancer.