Kaella Carr

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Kaella Carr
Born (1983-09-08)September 8, 1983
Windsor, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Reporter
Known for News anchor
Charity work

Kaella Carr (born September 8, 1983) is a Canadian television news anchor and reporter for CTV.

Early life[edit]

Carr was born in Windsor, Ontario but relocated to White Rock, British Columbia in 1988. In 1999, at 16, she was selected to host "Backstreet", a television series on youth issues and interests. Carr graduated, with honours, from the Broadcast Journalism Program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2003.


She began her career in radio in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan as a reporter and anchor. She was hired, a year later, at CTV Prince Albert. She joined Lethbridge's CFCN-TV in May 2005. [1] As of June 2010, she is the senior reporter (specializing in court and crime) and backup anchor.

Charity work[edit]

Carr is currently the Vice President Alberta/NWT for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. [2] She previously served as Lethbridge Chapter President and the Chair of the Youth Advisory Council of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada. [3] In 2008, Carr and 11 other youth helped create The Gutsy Generation, for those 15-25 affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Carr lost her Nana, June Carr to Colitis in 1999, and is passionate about finding a cure.

Carr spend her holidays volunteering at a camp for Children living with IBD. The camp, called the Painted Turtle, is located in Lake Hughes, California. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Carr lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. She has one sibling, a brother. Carr's brother, Ryan Pollard, serves as a Master Seaman in the Canadian Navy.

Carr was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in February 2004.

While she's best known for her on-air position she has been honoured for her work off the job. In November 2008, Carr was named "Alberta's Gutsiest Citizen" for her contributions to the community and the lives of others.

In March 2009 she was named Southern Alberta's "Young Woman of the Year". [5]

Carr also volunteers at McDonalds "McHappy Day, Tim Horton's "Camp Day" and at local food banks. She's also a Celebrity Reader for the Lethbridge school division.

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