“Elderly people are so insightful and full of stories. I spent a lot of time with my grandfather who was also living at the nursing home. It was precious to have the opportunity to see him daily”. - Carole Anne Devaney

Carole Anne Devaney

Master of Ceremonies, Seniors, Family and Parenting Expert

Carole Anne Devaney is as authentic as they come. She brings class, candor and a touch of self-depricating humour to your ceremonies. As a proven and seasoned Master of Ceremonies, she will make your event come alive with her warmth and her energy.

Carole Anne Devaney is a veteran television journalist who co-anchors the News Hour at 6.00 p.m. with Gord Steinke on Global Edmonton. She has held the position since November 2011; before that, she was a reporter for CBC Edmonton and CTV Ottawa. Carole Anne Devaney is a proud French-Canadian who was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She landed her first on-air position as a student reporter with CTV Ottawa. Her experience then took her to Parliament Hill, where she reported for a French political show, on CPAC.

In 2008, Carole Anne decided to move west, after accepting a position with CBC Edmonton. She is the distinguished winner of a Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award for producing an undercover investigative series on out-of-town vehicle inspections. Carole Anne Devaney speaks three languages: English, French and Spanish. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Carleton University School of Journalism, with a Minor in Spanish.

Carole Anne has successfully presided over dozens of events and fundraisers in Alberta. The most prestigious being in front of 18,000 Oprah Winfrey fans. She was the opening act for the talk-show star during her 2013 Edmonton appearance, and had the opportunity to introduce her on stage. Carole Anne also spearheaded a Global Edmonton initiative that raised more than $100,000 for breast cancer research.

As a career woman with two little girls, Carole Anne Devaney isn’t afraid to show the good, the bad and the ugly of motherhood. She has a large following on social media, where she often makes light of the realities of parenting. Carole Ann Devaney has a reputation for engaging her audiences, rolling with last-minute changes, keeping the program on time, and, of course, keeping it real!

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Carole Anne has successfully presided over many events in Edmonton: Earth Day; the River City Roundup Kick Off; The Winter City Strategy, all at City Hall; The St. Albert Children's Festival Cupcake Challenge; Meals on Wheels' The Grape Escape Wine Fundraiser; The Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Bust-a-Move For Breast Health; the Edmonton Indy Drivers' Party, and many more. She has a reputation for keeping the program running on time, engaging her audiences, being flexible with last minute changes to the agenda and punctuating an event with relevant humour.

Carole Anne is a popular presenter to Seniors Groups. She recounts the richness of her frequent visits to her Grand-Father and her profound respect for seniors everywhere. Her stories are funny and meaningful.

Personal insight into the realities of parenting; unedited and unfiltered. Debunking the ‘Supermom’ myth, one blog post and Instagram story at a time! Surviving the highs and lows of raising children. Embracing the mom brain, the mom body and mom life as a whole.

Balancing the demands of motherhood and a full-time career. Something’s gotta give, and that’s ok! How multi-tasking can actually be huge time waster, speaking from personal experience! Tips on kicking mom guilt to the curb, prioritizing self-care, asking for help, and lowering expectations.

An insightful look into the news business; the stories that affect us and the viewers that attack us. Being a woman in the public eye can mean being the target of trolls. From not picking up your dog poop to texting while behind the wheel… someone’s always watching and ready to complain!

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