While most educators will transfer schools over the span of their careers, Randy Smith — or Mr. Smith — has chosen to stay put, spending more than four and a half decades in the same classroom.
Carole Anne Devaney
Carole Anne Devaney is co-anchor of the #1 rated Global News Hour at 6 on Global Edmonton.
She is a proud French-Canadian, who was born and raised in Canada’s Capital. Carole Anne landed her first on-air gig as a student reporter with CTV Ottawa. Her experience then took her to Parliament Hill, where she reported for a French political TV show, on CPAC.
In 2008, she drove 39 hours across the country to Edmonton, after accepting a reporting position with CBC. In February 2011, Carole Anne joined the Global News team, and was quickly promoted to primetime news anchor, with veteran co-anchor Gord Steinke.
Carole Anne is dedicated to “Our City” through her extensive work in the community. She gets behind several causes, including the Global News Give Me Shelter Campaign, Read in Week, and the Edmonton Burn Treatment Society. She also helped initiate the annual Global News Wardrobe Sale that benefits local charities including the Terra Centre for Teen Parents.
The highlight of her career is introducing talk-show star Oprah Winfrey, during her visit in 2013, in front of a sold-out crowd at Rexall Place. Carole Anne’s proudest accomplishment, however, is leading Global Edmonton’s Bust-a-Move team, in raising more than $100,000 for breast cancer research in Alberta.
Carole Anne has been married to her best friend, Edmonton firefighter Connor Devaney, since July 2012. They are the proud parents of daughters Emmanuelle and Amélie, and son Sidney.
In her spare time, Carole Anne loves to muse about the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood. She often makes light of the realities of parenting in her popular blog “Business on Top, Party on the Bottom.”
Carole Anne holds a diploma from the Carleton University School of Journalism, and is the recipient of an RTDNA Award for producing an undercover investigative series on out-of-town vehicle inspections.
WATCH: Carole Anne answers a few questions for Global Edmonton viewers, including: what are you most passionate about, what is one thing you would need on a deserted island and the best part about living in Edmonton?
Britannia Junior High in west Edmonton has an on-site health clinic, serving students, their families and the community.
Global Edmonton anchor Carole Anne Devaney and her husband Connor welcomed their third child over the weekend, a boy named Sidney Devaney.
An Edmonton driver credits an off-duty firefighter for jumping to action and saving his life. Two months after the fiery crash, the pair returns to the scene for the first time.
Carole Anne Devaney announces she’s having a third baby!
For the last six years, Global Edmonton has been raising money for a local charity with its annual wardrobe sale. This year, we’re supporting Terra Centre. Here’s why.
A Manitoba father has been reconnected with his long-lost twins who were born at the Grey Nuns Hospital 21 years ago. And, he can thank Facebook for the assist.
Checking in with Global Edmonton’s Carole Anne Devaney, who has passed the half way mark of her maternity leave. In a new blog post, she shares an update on life with her two daughters and her journey of parenthood.
In an honest, candid and encouraging blog post, Global Edmonton anchor Carole Anne Devaney says goodbye (for now) as she begins maternity leave #2.
A public art initiative called #YEGCANVAS will showcase the artwork of 32 local emerging, multicultural and indigenous artists.