Kathy Le has earned the label "Jill of All Trades". Before the camera starts rolling, Kathy is already in performance mode. She has mastered this skill, honing it from a young age as a competitive pianist and figure skater. During her career, she has flourished while anchoring and producing prime time news, hosting and producing a 3 1/2 hour live morning show, and reporting on breaking news on local and national broadcasts. In 2012, Kathy joined CTV news in Calgary as a reporter/anchor and fill-in for “CTV Morning Live”. She has since been promoted to weekend anchor and producer.
As a reporter, Kathy is entrusted to cover the biggest stories, including a 100-year flood and the murders of five University of Calgary students in the Brentwood neighborhood. Both made national and international headlines. Her informed and accurate coverage of civic, provincial and federal elections have also solidified her role in political forums.
Kathy speaks four languages: English, Vietnamese, French and Spanish. Kathy’s warmth and vibrant energy is evident while interacting with her audience. Whether reporting tragic homicides, interviewing politicians or entertaining viewers at red carpet affairs with A-list celebrities, she takes on each assignment with ease, tenacity and compassion. Kathy genuinely cares as much for those impacted within the stories she covers as the story itself.
One story Kathy is most proud of is about a mom whose 9-year-old daughter was taking medical marijuana for severe epilepsy. Kathy had been following this family’s story for two years; bringing awareness to the effectiveness of the drug as a medication. In fact, immediately after the story broke, a doctor in Toronto extended an invitation to assist the family. Kathy used her vacation time to travel to Toronto to cover the story.
During her tenure as reporter/anchor for CTV, Kathy was the host for “CTV Morning Live” for one year. As a host for the 3 1/2 hour live show, Kathy covered major stories that include the Charlie Hebdo tragedy and the parliamentary shooting in the Canadian capital. She also produced and hosted in-studio live segments and several of her own original features including “Keeping up with Kathy” where she experienced sky diving, was a zoo keeper for a day and made Bernard Callebaut chocolates.
Kathy graduated from the University of Alberta with a double major in chemistry and biology. Though Kathy says her parents were tough on her as the oldest of four children, she says they are her heroes and the reason she works so hard. Both parents escaped the Vietnam War and emigrated to Canada to build a better life.
When Kathy is not focused on perfecting her craft, she enjoys teaching piano.