Alana Everson is a videojournalist with CTV News Northern Ontario in Sudbury, with a specialization in crime reporting.
She is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of some of the biggest stories of the past twenty years; including the baby kidnapping at the Sudbury Regional Hospital, labour strife, politics and more.
Alana started her career in broadcasting at DC103 in Orangeville, Ontario as a stringer, before landing at CTV in Sudbury. She started out as a researcher before moving into reporting. Alana has also presented weather and hosted a harness racing show that aired nationally on CTV in the 1990s.
The adrenaline of breaking news is what keeps Alana in journalism. Each and every day, she tries to break down the facts and provide as much information as possible to explain to viewers what’s happening in their community. She loves to follow the cases from arrest to verdict because it gives her the opportunity to discover the background of the accused and to hear all sides of the story.
Aside from the crime beat, Alana enjoys reporting on the wilderness and human interest. The story of a 'Christmas Angel' in McKerrow, who makes Christmas gifts for under-privileged children every day of the year, is one of the stories that has touched her the most.
“As long as I put a good story to air and people understand…that’s my ultimate goal,” she says.
Alana has a passion for helping those in need and is supportive of charities in Africa. Originally from Southern Ontario, she has fallen in love with the outdoors and enjoys hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and reading.