New CTV Calgary News anchor Tara Nelson hits the airwaves Monday, November 29th

CTV Calgary announced today that Tara Nelson officially hits the airwaves as the new anchor of CTV Calgary’s CTV NEWS AT SIX on Monday, Nov. 29. 

“We are all so impressed with Tara’s warmth, compassion and energy, and can’t wait for her to start on Monday,” said Len Perry, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Calgary. 

“Calgary is an exciting place to be as a journalist and it’s the perfect time to make a change,” said Tara Nelson. “Calgary is young, vibrant and always changing, and I want to be in the heart of that.”

A native Albertan with 20 years of journalism experience, Tara is proud to call Calgary her new home. Originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, Tara most recently worked in London, England as the European Bureau Chief for GLOBAL NATIONAL. She has reported on major stories throughout the world, including extensive coverage of Canadian troops in Kandahar, the New York City terrorist attacks and the 2010 World Cup in Johannesburg.

Prior to her role as the European Bureau Chief, Nelson was GLOBAL NATIONAL’s weekend anchor and one of the B.C. correspondents. She began her broadcast journalism career in 1991 in Terrace, B.C. and moved to Red Deer briefly before landing a position at ITV (now Global Edmonton), where she both anchored and reported, specializing in consumer/investigative stories. She made the West Coast her home for several years working at CHEK Victoria, before moving to BCTV (now Global BC) and then GLOBAL NATIONAL. 

Tara’s personal passion is travel and she has been to 30 countries in the past 10 years. Happy to be back in her home province, Tara says she has missed Alberta’s wide, open spaces after spending the past several years in Europe and plans to take advantage of the outdoors.

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