Tony Tighe is Calgary’s most experienced consumer reporter, covering and investigating consumer issues in the city for over 20 years.
Tighe has been in broadcasting for almost 40 years, working in radio and television, in Ontario, British Columbia and Calgary. He joined Global TV in 1999.
One of Tighe’s biggest stories with Global News Calgary was his coverage of the 2013 Southern Alberta flood where he broadcast live for 12 hours from a flooded community in the downtown area. He later did a series of reports about renovation scams and then confronted insurance companies who would not cover some of the flood damages.
Through an investigation, Tighe also exposed a well known home renovation contractor who closed down while still in the middle of renovating two dozen homes. His investigation discovered the builder had declared bankruptcy years earlier in another province and had also been charged with renovation fraud in the past, but was still able to obtain a provincial license.
He received the Better Business Bureau Ethics Award in 2002 and has multiple provincial and national awards for investigative and feature reporting including the National Radio Award for Best Program, exposing steroid abuse among high school students. He was also recognized for the same feature winning both the Ohio State Award and RTNDA Dan McArthur Award.
Most recently, Tighe won the RTDNA Lifetime Achievement award which is one of the highest honours given by RTDNA Canada for continued excellence in broadcasting.
Tighe is a volunteer reading tutor with the Calgary Public Library’s Read with Me program and sits on the board of the Between Friends Club which offers recreation for people with disabilities.
He has been married to his wife of over 30 years and has two children.