Warm, friendly and outgoing, Mia Sosiak is a multiple award-winning journalist who has covered issues that matter to Calgarians since 2003.
It all started with a newsroom tour when Mia was just 11 years old, which led to a cameo in a live newscast in her hometown of Winnipeg. She was instantly hooked on TV news. Mia graduated from University of Winnipeg and Ryerson University with English, Politics and Journalism degrees, and worked as a reporter in Winnipeg and Lethbridge before joining Global Calgary.
Mia’s favourite stories are those which allow her to show something we don’t often get to see. She was the first Alberta television reporter to gain permission to bring cameras into live court, back in 2007. Her series, Court of Hope, about an alternative justice program for recovering addicts, earned both national and regional RTNDA journalism awards, as well as the Canadian Bar Association’s Justicia Award. A follow-up feature several years later was also honoured with a regional RTNDA award. Mia was the first Calgary TV reporter in years to report from inside a local emergency department. Her in-depth feature, 12 Hours in Emergency, shed light on severe healthcare pressures affecting both patients and frontline workers. It was honoured for Excellence in Local Reporting by the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association.
Mia feels privileged to be a journalist, because of the perspective and personal growth it has brought to her own life. Journalists see, up close, the depths of people’s struggles, and their incredible capacity to overcome adversity.
Mia finally skied her first double black diamond run recently, and she loves exploring the Canadian Rockies back-country with her family. She is married to Glen, and the mother of two little girls, but only one inherited her curls.
“They were seized because they were determined to be in distress.” Continue reading →
A look at what sets the new Calgary Cancer Centre apart from other cancer hospitals around the country. Continue reading →
“Our people are the things that make the difference for us and they’re the thing that are drawing tourists to come back.” Continue reading →
The Calgary Police Service says an independent review will be conducted examining their use of lethal force. Continue reading →
A pilot project to offer weekend and holiday transit bus service between Calgary and Banff is expected to start running on June 17, 2017 and continue through the Labour Day weekend, officials with the Calgary Regional Partnership (CRP) confirmed. Continue reading →
All Shaw internet and phone services were restored by 4 p.m. MT on Thursday after an outage, the communications company said in a statement. Continue reading →
Construction is underway on a new affordable housing complex to provide homes for over 200 Calgarians in the southwest Calgary community of Glamorgan. Continue reading →
A wild single-vehicle crash involving a tractor-trailer forced the closure of the eastbound lanes of the TransCanada Highway through Calgary Sunday morning. Continue reading →
A new weekend and holiday public transit service between Calgary and Banff, with stops in Okotoks, Cochrane and possibly Canmore, will get rolling some time this June. Continue reading →
Before the end of 2017, a five-acre site near Claresholm, Alberta will be full of greenhouses growing medical marijuana plants. Continue reading →
The village would have its own employee housing, but conservationists say the increased commercial development would be a disaster for the threatened grizzly bears that travel the Bow Valley. Continue reading →
A major fire has engulfed Symons Valley Ranch on the north side of Calgary. Continue reading →
The Grey Eagle Resort and Casino is dealing with a major privacy breach, just one week after a malicious text message went out. Continue reading →
Two people were killed and two others were injured in a two vehicle collision south of Hanna, Alta., on Tuesday. Continue reading →
A 22-year-old Calgary man has been accused of luring a teenage girl in Layton, Utah over the Internet, police said Tuesday. Continue reading →