Kevin Stanfield was named weekday weather anchor and chief meteorologist for CTV Calgary News at 5, 6 and 11:30 a.m., succeeding the venerable David Spence, who is retiring after more than 40 years at the station.
“It’s really amazing and I’m honored to take this position,” said Stanfield.
Stanfield has been providing accurate and reliable weather forecasts on CTV Morning Live and CTV News at Noon with Ian White and Jocelyn Laidlaw since 2016.
“I have had the pleasure to work with Ianand Jocelyn for the last five years. The opportunity to work with Tara Nelson and the great team at CTV News on 6 is incredible,” said Stanfield.
Not having to set your alarm clock for the early hours of the morning will be an advantage of the new gig. But he knows he has big footsteps to fill.
“David has been doing it since the ’80s so it’s a great honor to take on this role that I’m definitely not looking down on. It’s incredible and I look forward to providing Calgarians with quality predictions for the years to come, that is honest truth of it. “
Spence says Calgarians will be in good hands going forward.
“I have no real advice for Kevin, he knows what he’s doing,” he said.
“I can’t wait to see him on his first bad weather day. The afternoon weather can get pretty wild in Alberta and it will be fun to see him in action.”
After starting his career as a news reporter in Smithers, BC, Stanfield switched to the role of Toronto traffic reporter before becoming a weather announcer. He loves his craft and has a degree in meteorology from Mississippi State University.
He and his wife Courtney live in Calgary with their three children and two dogs.