Deserted Island Collection/ Carole Anne Devaney

What would Global News anchor Carole Anne Devaney want to read, listen to, or watch if she were stranded on a deserted island? 

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

Since she was 17 in English class, Ottawa-born Carole Anne
Devaney knew she wanted to be in journalism.
When Lynda Steele announced that she was leaving Global Edmonton in 2010 to move to Vancouver, we were devastated. Okay, maybe we weren't devastated, but there was no doubt whoever was to take her place had some big shoes to fill. But, by the end of 2011, Ottawa's Carole Anne Devaney took over as Gord Steinke's co-anchor of Global's News Hour, and it was as though she had always been there.

"This is such a perfect fit for me," Devaney said when she accepted the job. "The position really plays to my strengths and skills." Devaney--who speaks three languages btw--graduated from Ottawa's Carleton University School of Journalism, and is the winner of an RTNDA Canada Award for her work on an undercover investigation series.

Devaney is also active in giving back to Edmontonians, serving as a committee member of the Alberta Cancer Foundation's Bust-a-Move program, as well as involving herself in Easter Seals Alberta, the Edmonton Burn Treatment Society (her husband Connor is a firefighter), and Meals on Wheels. "I have a soft spot for seniors and many of them are clients of [Meals on Wheels]," Devaney said. "I love how happy and grateful they are when you show up at their door with a warm meal and a smile."

In addition to her impressive career achievements and charitable contributions, Devaney admits that she's an avid golfer, loves the theatre, goes snowboarding, and has travelled to about two dozen countries so far. Oh, and she's a pizza-eating champion to boot! Doesn't get much better than that.

Devaney found some time in her busy schedule to participate in I Heart Edmonton's 'Deserted Island Collection,' in which she tells us what 5 books, 5 albums, and 5 movies she'd want with her if--God forbid--she were ever stranded on a deserted island (of course, let's just go ahead and pretend that that said island is also equipped with a DVD/CD player and electricity!). Here's what she chose...

Books

Yann Martel's 'Life of Pi'
Mitch Albom's 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven'
Arthur Golden's 'Memoirs of a Geisha'
Kelly Cutrone's 'If You Have to Cry Go Outside'
Sheryl Sandberg 'Lean In'

Albums

Chromeo's 'Fancy Footwork'
Akon's 'Freedom'
Celine Dion's 'Unison'
The Ataris' 'So Long, Astoria'
Sarah McLachlan's 'Mirrorball'


Movies

Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Home Alone (1990)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Dazed & Confused (1993)

Thanks, Carole Anne!

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