Alana Pickrell is a videojournalist with CTV News Northern Ontario in Sudbury. She also occasionally fills in on the anchor and weather desks.
She graduated with a BA in English and a diploma in journalism from Trent University and Loyalist College.
Alana originally planned to stay behind the camera, but was encouraged by a college professor to work on camera.
She won John Pettigrew Prizes, the Loyalist College Broadcast Advisory Award and the Belleville Intelligencer Award.
Most recently, Alana was reporting in Thunder Bay for TBT News.
Alana has a horse named Cedar and considers herself a "homebody."
She is fluent in English.
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