Callam Rodya is an videojournalist with CTV News Northern Ontario in Sudbury.
Callam always had aspirations of a career in broadcasting but he took an unlikely path to land here at CTV, in what he considers his dream job. A prairie boy by birth, he’s lived in Sudbury on-and-off for 20 years and did most of his “growing up” here.
Callam first dreamed of a career in stage and screen and studied theatre at Laurentian University. That led him to start a theatre company in Sudbury and roles in several film and TV projects shooting in the region and in Toronto. During his time at Laurentian, he worked as an editor for the student newspaper and hosted a talk show on the campus radio station.
Callam is also an award-winning filmmaker, having won the CTV Best in Shorts competition at the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival twice – once in 2001, while still a student at Sudbury Secondary School and, more recently, in 2014.
After working in public relations and communications for nearly five years, Callam finally made the transition to journalism as a print and video reporter with a local media company.
He joined CTV News in September 2017.
Callam credits his mother, a retired theatre professor, and his father, a veteran print journalist, with inspiring his two biggest passions: performing and reporting. He credits CTV News with giving him the opportunity to combine them both into the perfect job.
When not reporting the news, you can find him watching or reading it, shopping for ties, staying up way too late, and trying desperately to impress his wife.