Nancy has been reporting for more than 20 years, covering crime since 1997, starting at the former RDTV in Red Deer before moving to Global Calgary.
Nancy has a passion for telling stories others might be reluctant to tell. She has interviewed criminals, sat down with Hells Angels members for a Global exclusive, and can frequently be seen chasing after criminals on the street. She is best known for holding criminals accountable, and can often be seen knocking on a criminal’s door to ask them questions the victim’s can’t ask. She takes pride in giving a voice to people who may not otherwise be heard.
Nancy received several awards in 2015 and 2016, including the Canadian Screen Award for Best Reportage in the local category and the RTDNA Ron Laidlaw Award for continuing coverage for her series on the shocking abuse some taxi drivers face from passengers.
Nancy has covered some of the most high-profile crime cases in Alberta’s history, including the mass murder of five young students in Brentwood. Nancy was the first reporter on the scene of the Garland acreage, after the disappearance of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and his grandparents, Alvin and Kathy Liknes.
Nancy has a blog and crime page on Facebook that’s become a forum for victims to meet and an online community where they can discuss issues. Many of the original members on the page have lost children, parents, or friends to murder, impaired driving or other unspeakable tragedies. Many are victims of sexual assault or their children have been abused. Some never find justice, or must continue to live with missing loved ones. This page is a place where they can feel safe and share their stories, and has become an extended family for the members.
When Nancy isn’t working, she loves to be outside camping, hiking, or snowboarding. She loves to travel—especially when it involves the ocean and a nice beach.
One of the men convicted in the brutal swarming death of Lukas Strasser-Hird will be allowed to continue his bid for freedom pending an appeal. Continue reading →
Recent trauma suffered by an excluded juror in Alberta has prompted one of Canada’s leading forensic psychologists to suggest an amendment to the Criminal Code. Continue reading →
Mitchell Harkes was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for for 12 years in October 2015. Continue reading →
Time hasn’t made the loss of Taliyah and her mother Sara Bailie any easier, but their family is trying to find solace in several treasured tributes. Continue reading →
On Thursday, the families of the victims of Derek Saretzky will get to tell him for the first time how killing their loved ones has forever changed their lives. Continue reading →
Derek Saretzky has been found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder. Continue reading →
Jurors have had to take sudden and frequent breaks to cope with an overwhelming amount of graphic and disturbing evidence. Continue reading →
Queen’s Bench Justice William Tilleman began Wednesday by telling jurors they do not need to consider Saretzky’s mental fitness. Continue reading →
Hari Pal was sentenced Tuesday for the murders of his estranged wife and her friend. Continue reading →
Kristopher Guenther was given an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 25 years. Continue reading →
Closing arguments have concluded at the triple-murder trial of Derek Saretzky on Monday. Continue reading →
The father of an accused killer who remains on the run from police has had a portion his bail money seized. Continue reading →
Defence will not be presenting any evidence. Continue reading →
Prosecutor Joe Mercier said Pal was on a “stabbing frenzy” the day of the attacks and called it a “murderous mission.” Continue reading →
An RCMP forensic expert specializing in DNA evidence, as well as the two primary investigators involved in the case, are all testifying Wednesday. Continue reading →