Daryl McIntyre has been with CFRN/CTV Edmonton since October of 1986.
He began his broadcasting career in radio in the Spring of 1983 at the CKO Radio Network. He would soon after report news for both TV and radio in Lloydminster when he was just 19 years old.
In 1985, Daryl moved to Prince George, B.C. to host the suppertime newscast. But, his sights were set on getting back to Edmonton.
A year and a half later, Daryl was back in his hometown where he joined the CTV news team as weekend anchor and city hall reporter. In 1989 he moved to the 6 p.m. anchor desk joining CFRN Edmonton icons Daphne Kuehn, Al McCann and Eric Neville. Daryl was only 25 year-old when he became Daphne's co-anchor.
The anchor desk was a dream come true for a Daryl, who grew up in the Riverdale and Terrace Heights neighbourhoods of Edmonton before moving to a farm near Vermilion.
Daryl has covered 10 federal elections, 8 provincial elections, 9 civic elections.
One of the important roles a television news anchor is to provide information and remain calm during times of uncertainty. Daryl anchored CFRN/CTV Edmonton’s coverage of the March 2005 shootings of 4 Mounties in Mayerthorpe, the May 2011 wildfire that devastated the town of Slave Lake and of the 1987 tornado that caused significant damage to the City of Edmonton and claimed 27 lives.
Among Daryl’s career highlights was travelling to NYC in 2010 to be with a young boy named Maddox undergoing life-changing surgery. Maddox had a large growth on his face that doctors here could not treat. Edmontonians raised over $175,000 to send Maddox to NYC to see a specialist and Daryl travelled with him to ensure Edmontonians could follow Maddox’s progress.
Daryl also travelled with the Edmonton Oilers to Raleigh, North Carolina to cover the 2006 Stanley Cup Final as the Oilers came up just short of winning their 6th championship.
Being a part of the city this long means Daryl takes "giving back" seriously. He's a regular supporter of many charities including the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and the Greater Edmonton Foundation providing safe, affordable housing for Edmonton’s seniors.
A graduate of NAIT'S Radio and Television Arts Program, Daryl was named one of NAIT’s top 50 graduates of the past 50 years in 2012. In 2011, Daryl helped lead the CTV Edmonton newsroom to the Radio Television Digital News Association Canada’s Bert Canning Award for Best Newscast in a large market for the station’s coverage of the Slave Lake Wildfire. Daryl’s work also helped the station win awards for Spot News Coverage and Continuing Coverage of the devastating fire.
Daryl and his wife Mary live on an acreage with their horses, cats and a dog named Stella.