CHAT TV News Anchor Dan Reynish was born in a little place called Fredericton, New Brunswick but found himself living in many places – Gimli, Trenton, Germany (yes, that Germany), PEI, Nova Scotia, Toronto, Regina – before joining us here in Medicine Hat. His mother is from Newfoundland as well so, as he likes to say, the only 2 provinces he has no major connections to is BC and Quebec. (He has spent time in both, however).
Dan started playing music, and even announcing, at the age of 10 at the Canadian Youth Centre in Lahr, Germany. Within a year, he was deejaying music for the teens on Friday and Saturday nights. All this early experience lead to a job with the Armed Forces Radio network in the music library before his family moved back to Canada. Returning to Canada landed Dan with a job at CJME in Summerside, PEI and he hasn’t looked back since.
Dan had lived in Regina for 16 years but, prior to joining us in Medicine Hat, spent the last 3 years in Toronto enjoying time with family and friends and taking in all the culture the major city had to offer.
He has seen it all, done it all and has enjoyed every single moment of it. Music, sports, art…whatever the topic Dan will happily engage in a lively conversation with anyone who’s interested.
Mitch comes to Medicine Hat after beginning his broadcasting career in Fort St. John, BC. There he spent a year and a half as a weekend reporter/videographer for CJDC-TV News in Dawson Creek, BC.
Born in Olds, AB and raised in Sundre, AB, Mitch grew up the same way many young Canadian’s grow up; at the hockey rink. His love of hockey transformed him into a passionate sports fan, and ultimately his venture into broadcasting. Along with hockey, golf has also been a big part of his life, playing and competing throughout North America. Prior to enrolling in the RTBN program at SAIT Polytechnic, Mitch studied sciences at the University of Calgary for a year before taking a 7 month solo-trip to Australia. As a news reporter, Mitch enjoys covering hard-hitting stories that directly affect Hatters.
Self-described as awkwardly charismatic, he enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle, singing at locations no one else can hear him, playing guitar, and giving his two cents on the latest Calgary Flames game.
Born in Edmonton and raised in Okotoks, Scott comes to CHAT TV after spending most of his life in southern Alberta.
Scott graduated from SAIT’s Radio, Television and Broadcast News program with honours in 2014, and spent the first two years of his career with The Eagle 100.9 in his hometown of Okotoks as a news & sports reporter. More recently, Scott spent close to two years in Melfort, Saskatchewan working as a news & sports reporter, and the play-by-play voice of the SJHL’s Melfort Mustangs and Nipawin Hawks for 105 CJVR FM and CK750.
A die hard Calgary Flames fan, Scott also is a weekly Flames columnist for Daily Hive Calgary.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jessie Weisner graduated with a Diploma from the Radio, Television and Broadcasting News program at SAIT.
Jessie’s first job in broadcasting was a temporary position, following a 1-month practicum, at Global News in Lethbridge. A 7 week stay allowed her to get a real feel for, and crucial experience in, the news journalism field. Before joining the CHAT News team, Jessie worked for 5 months at the B94 radio station in Rocky Mountain House. She was a morning co-host/news reporter delivering news and covering all the local events. Working at B94 provided Jessie with more news experience and automatically made her a part of the Jim Pattison family.
It was Jessie’s time in Lethbridge that allowed her to fall in love with Southern Alberta so when an opportunity to join the CHAT News team opened, she jumped at the chance.
Jessie enjoys a good read and is a bit of a foodie. She’s loves to cook, trying out new recipes and tasting dishes from different cultures.
Local Hatter Taylor Chartrand graduated from Crescent Heights High School before heading off to Calgary to study at SAIT. He graduated from the Radio, Television and Broadcast News Program, with honors, just last year. Taylor’s first job in broadcasting was in Smithers, British Columbia as a radio news reporter for CFBV 870, “The Moose”.
Before joining the broadcasting ranks, Taylor spent some time working in the oil and gas industry up until 2015. Having grown up in Medicine Hat, Taylor has accrued experience in truly knowing what it’s like to work and live in our great city as well as having a solid knowledge base of the people and organizations that make this city tick.
Taylor enjoys sports and can be found taking part in recreational hockey and slow-pitch in his spare time. He also has Husky named Echo.
Hayley joins the CHAT TV News team from TSN’s SportsCentre where she served as a story editor and co-host of the TSN Racing Pod. She graduated from the College of Sports Media in Toronto with a diploma in Radio & Television Broadcasting. Even before all that, however, Hayley’s first job in the industry was as a Social Media manager and In Stand host with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL. Eventually, Hayley would return to British Columbia where she was born. She spent her formative years growing up in Nanaimo. Hayley’s sports experience and work ethic are a perfect fit for the CHAT TV News team and we are excited to have her on board. She is an avid Formula 1 and Indy car racing fan and cheers for the Edmonton Oilers. Netflix and chill: The Office.