Jay Rosove is an Edmonton-based videojournalist. Originally joining CTV as an ENG Photographer in 2007, his contributions have run the gamut. He’s done everything from operating the satellite truck to shooting and editing to writing and reporting.
Jay was born and raised in Ottawa, where he got his first taste of working in television at the local community cable station in high school. From there, he went on to Algonquin College’s Television Broadcasting program, which he graduated from in 2002.
He cut his teeth at CHRO in Ottawa right out of college, shooting and editing local and national stories of the day.
“This was such a beneficial experience for me. I learned a great deal about the industry, covering news in Ottawa.”
Jay gained valuable experience in both producing and reporting in the smaller markets of Fergus and Kitchener/Waterloo before moving out west to Edmonton.
“A dynamic city that has seemingly endless hidden beauty.”
At CTV Edmonton, Jay is a generalist and covers a plethora of topics. He’s had the opportunity to cover many memorable stories and events in Alberta. From the Ed Stelmach days of the late 2000s to the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016, he’s witnessed many of the province’s historic moments.
“I feel extremely fortunate to come to work every day, never knowing what new memory will be created. Covering news in Edmonton never gets old.”
He speaks both English and French.
Jay was behind the camera in 2010, when former AHS head, Stephen Duckett, dodged reporters’ questions saying he was too busy eating a cookie. The 2 minute video went viral and led to Duckett’s termination.
Jay likes to spend his spare time skiing when it’s cold and playing golf and slo-pitch when it’s warm. He’s also grown fond of working in his yard, a job he admits will never be fully complete.