Award-Winning Anchor Ken Shaw Celebrates 35 Years with CTV Toronto News Today

— September 10, 2014

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TORONTO (September 10,2014)– CTV Toronto News pays homage to veteran Anchor Ken Shaw, who today celebrates35 years of distinguished service. Co-Anchor of Toronto’s #1 newscasts CTV NEWS AT NOON and CTV NEWS AT SIX since April 2001,Shaw joined the CTV Toronto News team in 1979. Among his many awards andaccolades, this past March Shaw was recognized with the 2014 Canadian ScreenAward for Best News Anchor, Local, as awarded by the Academy of Canadian Cinema& Television.

 

Shaw has guided Torontoniansthrough some of the most memorable and momentous local and international newsheadlines, earning CTV News Toronto its distinction as the most-watched localnewscast in the GTA. From coverage of the G20 Summit in 2010, the ice storm thatleft thousands of Torontonians without power in December 2013, and countlessprovincial and municipal elections, to breaking key revelations in the Torontomayoral scandal, viewers turn to Ken Shaw and fellow Co-Anchor Michelle Dubé forthe headlines that matter most.

 

“Kenis a steadfast leader, a fair and balanced reporter, and a respected communitymember whose work both on and off screen is unmatched,” said Wendy Freeman,President, CTV News. “We thank Ken for his commitment to CTV News and forsetting the standard for journalistic excellence that defines ourorganization.”

 

“Kenis the best in the business!” said Dubé. “He is as wonderful on screen as he isoff. It is no surprise that he has been welcomed into our homes for so manyyears.”

 

Shaw joined CTV Toronto News as a localbreaking news reporter in 1979, while also filing Canadian news stories for U.S.news affiliates including reports for ABC’s GOOD MORNING AMERICA, NIGHTLINE, andNBC’s TODAY SHOW. He later was appointed Anchor of the late-night CTV newscastin 1981, and was named National News Editor in 1998. From 1999 to 2001, Shawbecame a household staple among viewers across Canada serving as the WeekdayAnchor for CTV News Channel.

 

Outsideof his duties as Co-Anchor, Shaw has devoted countless hours to local charitiesand community initiatives. Notably, he has served as a Director of RonaldMcDonald House Charities of Canada, ProAction Cops & Kids, and haspreviously been named honourary Chief of Toronto Police Services for hiscontributions to the police force and their work within the community. In 2010,Shaw was honoured with the Order of Ontario for his excellence in volunteerservice in the GTA.

 

Morerecently, Shaw has served as Chair of the Whitby Abilities Centre, a 125,000square foot “Centre of Excellence,” which serves to assist people of all ageswith special needs. Additionally, on June 8, 2012, Shaw received an honouraryDoctor of Laws from University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

 

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CTV News is Canada’smost-watched news organization both locally and nationally,and has a network of national, international, and localnews operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – BusinessNews Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONALNEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5,POWER PLAY, andQUESTION PERIOD.Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well asCP24.com and BNN.ca, and arecomplemented by the all-new CTV NewsGOand CP24GOapps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytimeand anywhere.  With a perspective that is distinctlyCanadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news storiesof the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

 

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