Linda Olsen

Linda Olsen is a proud born-and-raised Calgarian who anchors Global News at 5 and Global News Hour at 6, weeknights on Global Calgary.    

A graduate with Honours from SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology), Linda began her broadcast career as a reporter and weekend anchor at Global News in Saskatoon (formerly known as STV). She then worked as a reporter and anchor for CTV Calgary before joining Global Calgary in 1995.  

During her 30-year career, Linda has received many awards and accolades including an Honorary Fellow Award from St. Mary’s University in Calgary in 2020 for her role in the community, was selected as one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40, received a 2014 RTDNA Award, and was also a proud part of the team that won Canada’s Best Newscast at the 2018 RTDNA Awards.  

In 2015, SAIT presented her with an Honorary Degree in Business Administration and in 2022, she was honoured by SAIT as a Distinguished Alumni, 34 years after she graduated.    

As a broadcast journalist, Linda has witnessed and helped walk Calgarians through some of the most interesting and significant events in and around the city, including multiple municipal, provincial, and federal elections, major breaking news, and the devastating flood in Southern Alberta in 2013.  

For 15 years, Linda hosted and produced Global’s Woman of Vision series, a monthly segment featuring the stories of inspirational women in the Calgary community, and wrote an accompanying column in the Calgary Herald.  She was honoured to receive a Woman of Vision award for her service in the community and her commitment to the program.  

A big part of her role at Global News is to support dozens of community partnerships and to share their stories with Calgarians. Linda is involved with several charitable organizations, including as a board member of the Calgary Children’s Foundation.  

A mom to three grown children, who all call Calgary home, Linda spends as much time as she can with her family, including her inspiring mother, who just turned 90 years young. 



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