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Canadian television icon Lloyd Robertson appears across CTV News properties and platforms as Special Correspondent. Formerly Host and Chief Correspondent for CTV’s investigative news series, W5, from which he stepped down in September 2016, Robertson remains one of the most trusted faces in television news. He spent 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country’s most-watched national newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON.

One of the most accomplished journalists in North America, Robertson has been broadcasting for more than 60 years. He joined CTV in 1976, and held the title of CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor since 1983. Throughout his illustrious career, Robertson has guided Canadians through some of the most significant events in recent history, including 9/11, the Quebec Referendum, 14 Canadian elections and numerous U.S. elections, the Gulf War, budget specials, political and economic summits, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, nine Olympic Games, royal weddings, Expo ‘86, openings of Parliament, state funerals, papal visits, and the Terry Fox Run.

In 1998, he became a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2007, was the first journalist inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

Widely known for his baritone delivery and for his iconic signoff line, “And that’s the kind of day it’s been,” Robertson announced on July 8, 2010 that he would vacate his anchor chair in 2011 after 35 years at CTV News.

Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio in his hometown of Stratford and then joined CJOY in Guelph in 1953. After moving into television in 1954 with CBC in Windsor, Robertson spent four years (1956-’60) in Winnipeg and two years in Ottawa (1960-’62). He went on to anchor CBC’s national news from 1970 to 1976.

Television Experience and Career Highlights:

  • Awarded Excellence Canada Recognition of Achievement Award, November 2017
  • Awarded Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Lifetime Achievement Award, June 2016
  • Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award, RTDNA Canada, 2015
  • Part of W5’s team awarded Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, Canadian Screen Awards, 2014
  • Awarded Honorary Degree from Brandon University, 2013
  • Honorary Doctoral Degree from Niagara University, US, May 2012
  • Canadian Club of Toronto’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
  • Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism, 2011
  • First Journalist inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame, 2007
  • Awarded Honorary Degree from Royal Roads University, 2006
  • Honoured with the Canadian Association of New York’s Arts and Letters Award, October 2006
  • Awarded the Order of Canada, February 1998
  • Inducted into Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame, 1998
  • Voted Most Trusted TV Journalist by the readers of TV Guide for a record 11 times; voted Best Anchor twice
  • Voted Canada’s Favourite News Anchor in the first two annual TV Times Readers’ Choice Awards, 1998 and 1999
  • Three-time Gemini winner as “Best Host, Anchor or Interviewer” in 1992, 1994 and 1997
  • 1995/96 Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Gold Ribbon Award winner for Broadcast Excellence
  • Honoured in 1993 with the Radio Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) President’s Award
  • Voted Favourite TV Anchor in NOW Magazine’s first Reader Poll
  • Recipient of the Toronto Sun 1994 Reader’s Voice Award for Favourite TV Anchor
  • Named Broadcaster of the Year in 1992 by the Central Canadian Broadcasters Association
  • 1988 Gemini Award nominee for Best Coverage of a Special Event for Decision ’88
  • Appointed Honorary Chairperson of the 1992 Terry Fox Run

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