CTV Edmonton invites community members behind the anchor desk, joining CTV News’ Daryl McIntyre, Carrie Doll, Josh Classen, and others from the CTV News team to participate in a mock broadcast as Co-Anchor of Edmonton’s favourite newscast. From Friday, July 19 until Sunday, July 28, the “So You Want To Be An Anchor” experience takes place inside the Northlands Expo Centre (7515 – 118 Avenue) during the Edmonton Fair’s K-Days. The ‘auditions’, which are recorded on location from the special CTV News set, can be downloaded from Edmonton.CTVNews.ca.
“I’m looking forward to seeing so many of our viewers, and watching as they challenge themselves with this fun experience,” said Doll. “It may seem easy from a distance but when the lights are on and the camera is pointed at you, it’s much different. Will they get nervous and will it affect how they read? Almost anything can happen and probably will.”
CTV News offers three opportunities each day from July 19 – 28, at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Participants can register by visiting the CTV News set at the Expo Centre each day beginning at 12 Noon.
“Edmontonians are invited to experience the energy and excitement from behind-the-scenes of a live newscast,” said Lloyd Lewis, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Edmonton. “We’re pleased to be able to offer this rare opportunity as part of our partnership with K-Days, one of Edmonton’s largest summer festivals.”
In addition to the “So You Want To Be An Anchor” experience, a photo booth will also be available at the Expo Centre. Edmontonians are invited to drop by and have their picture taken with the station’s “virtual” news anchors.