Latest NewsDaryl McIntyre announces departure from CTV Edmonton

Daryl McIntyre announces departure from CTV Edmonton

Daryl McIntyre has announced he’s leaving CTV Edmonton after 33 years with the station.

Hailing from Vermilion, AB, McIntyre started his broadcasting career at the CKO Radio News Network in 1983 after his graduation from NAIT. He went on to work as a reporter for both radio and TV in Lloydminster and Prince George before joining CFRN as a weekend anchor and city hall reporter in Oct. 1986. He started anchoring the station’s supper hour newscast in 1989, alongside Daphne Kuehn.

“It was about this time of year, 33 years ago, when I said yes to a brilliant opportunity: coming to work at CFRN Television Edmonton as a news anchor and reporter,” said McIntyre, in a release. “It’s the station I grew up with. Taking over the 6 p.m. broadcast in 1989 at the age of 25 was a daunting challenge that has provided me with a lifetime of memories and experiences. I am proud of the work we have done and have nothing but confidence in our CTV Edmonton team continuing that legacy created by so many people before me.”

McIntyre’s final day co-anchoring CTV News at Six will be Friday, Sept. 13. In a Twitter post, McIntyre said he doesn’t have specific plans for the future, but is “excited over whatever new opportunities arise.”

“Daryl is an outstanding journalist with an unparalleled commitment to truth, authenticity, and accountability,” said Heather Kim, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Edmonton. “Daryl’s integrity, sharp wit, and straightforward style will be missed in our newsroom, but the benefits of his mentorship will be felt for many years to come. On behalf of everyone currently at CTV Edmonton and those who came before us, I want to thank Daryl for his contributions, his leadership, and his friendship. We wish him the very best as he enters this next chapter in his life.”

Some of the big stories of McIntyre’s career include the March 2005 shootings of four Mounties in Mayerthorpe, AB; the May 2011 wildfire that devastated Slave Lake; the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires; and the 1987 tornado that claimed 27 lives in Edmonton. McIntyre also traveled to New York City in 2010 to cover Edmonton toddler Maddox Flynn as he underwent life-changing surgery to correct a facial deformity. With Edmontonians raising more than $175,000 to send the boy to see a specialist, McIntyre traveled with the family so the community could follow his progress.

McIntyre was named one of NAIT’s top 50 graduates of the past 50 years in 2012. In addition to helping lead the CTV Edmonton newsroom to numerous RTDNA awards, he was named “Best Local News Anchor” at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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