Personalities

Image of news team memberHal Roberts
News Director & Anchor

Hal is a veteran journalist with 30 years in the industry. Hal has covered the Ottawa terrorist attack in 2014, and has worked as an anchor/reporter in Toronto, Peterborough and Calgary. Hal calls the Stampede City his hometown. During his 10 year radio career he hosted a show called Roberts on the Road on KG Country. Hal was blessed to win a few awards in his career including one as senior producer for a TV show on human trafficking which aired on CTS.

Image of news team memberAinsley O'Riley
Video Journalist

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

Image of news team memberLaurice Alexander
Video Journalist

Born in India, raised in Toronto- Laurice has also lived in Vancouver, England, and now calls Lethbridge home. A former contributor to The Toronto Star, Laurice is eager about reaching her community to get your story heard- no story too small to be covered. She is especially passionate about the special needs community, and looks forward to her new journey with Bridge City News.

Image of news team memberPaul Arthur
Weekend Anchor & Chase Producer

Paul Arthur is a veteran broadcaster, including 17 years as the host of Miracle Channel's daily call-in talk show, ‘Insight' – interviewing expert guests from around the world in fields such as politics, family & social issues, education, entertainment, and open line programs. His media start came in radio with nine years of experience including stints in Regina, Medicine Hat, Calgary, and Lethbridge. Paul is also the Weekend Anchor and Chase Producer for Bridge City News.

Image of news team memberNaveen Day
Video Journalist

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

Image of news team memberJosee Foster
Newsroom Assistant

Josee Foster is a passionate and energetic writer. Drawing on her experience as a competitive figure skater, musician and performer, she crafts compelling stories of inspiring Southern Albertans & community news. In addition to her role at Bridge City News, she works at a local youth centre.

Contributors

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Lisa Daftari

Lisa Daftari is an award-winning investigative journalist focusing on foreign affairs with expertise in the Middle East and counter terrorism. She is a political analyst and commentator who frequently appears on Fox News, CBS, NBC, PBS, Voice of America and SiriusXM. She has been interviewed in Spanish, English and Persian (Farsi). Lisa also serves as director and founding editor of The Foreign Desk, a newswire service launched in late 2015 covering stories from around the globe.

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Brian Lilley

Brian Liley has covered politics across Canada for the last 17 years. Starting in radio Montreal covering local politics and the PQ government of the day before moving up to Ottawa. He spent five years as the Ottawa Bureau Chief for Canada's largest private radio network before helping launch Sun News Network where he hosted a show and wrote columns for the Sun papers. He currently hosts Beyond the News in Ottawa.

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Michael Coren

Michael Coren is a British-Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. He hosted the talk show The Michael Coren Show on the Crossroads Television System from 1999 to 2011 when he moved to the Sun News Network to host an evening talk show, The Arena with Michael Coren, from 2011 until the channel's demise in early 2015. He has also been a long-time radio personality on Toronto talk radio station CFRB.

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Ray Filion

Ray has been covering federal politics on Parliament Hill for TVA Television since 2006. Previously, he worked as an anchor, host, and reporter for Global News in Montreal and Quebec City and for TQS Television. Ray loves spending time with his family and following sports.