From his front-row seat in the technical control room at CTV News headquarters, Allan Myers directed alive production like a conductor in front of a symphony orchestra.
Over his award-winning career, he helped craft some of the biggest news productions in Canada. He injected artistry, finesse, and creative vision. He thought big and inspired others to follow his lead. Sandie Rinaldo called him a creative genius. In 2014, Allan became Senior Director of CTV National News. In addition to guiding the live control room for the nightly newscast, Allan oversaw the visual design, look, and feel, of all network news programs including CTV’s W5 and CTV News Specials. He was able to channel his boundless energy directly onto the television screen. His determination to forge a compelling visual presentation inspired the entire team of creative professionals around him, including graphic artists, lighting designers, set builders, and producers.
Allan was born in Surrey, B.C. in 1963 but moved to One Hundred Mile House, where he attended school. He then graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In addition to CTV, Allan also worked for Vancouver’s BCTV, Al Jazeera, Washington D.C.’s WUSA, Temple Street Productions, TVO, and National Geographic Canada. His death in 2022 dealt a severe blow to his colleagues who praised him as one of the most talent people they’d ever worked with. His presence is deeply missed.