Gord Martineau

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Gord Martineau
Born Gord Martineau
(1947-09-23) September 23, 1947 (age 66)
Montreal, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Occupation journalist
Spouse(s) Sharon Martineau (née Havrot)
Children 2 (Julia and Taylor)

Gord Martineau (born September 23, 1947 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian television journalist. In April 2007, Gord Martineau received a lifetime achievement award from the RTNDA for 40 years in broadcasting.[1]

Martineau is the senior anchor of Citytv's CityNews (formerly CityPulse) newscast in Toronto. He has been with the station since its inception, except for a few weeks in 1980 when he moved to Global Television Network as a news co-anchor for CIII. The job did not work out, so Martineau returned to CityPulse. He also briefly worked for CFTO-TV in Toronto around that time, and before coming to CITY, he was the weekend anchor of Pulse on CFCF-TV in Montreal.

Martineau has also appeared as a news anchor in a few movies filmed in Toronto, including Undue Influence, Dirty Work, and Urban Legend. He played a similar role in the 2012 web series Guidestones.[2]

Noted for outstanding charity work, Gord Martineau has been associated with the Kidney Foundation, the Kid's Helpline, the Fred Victor Centre, the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Mount Sinai Hospital, the Ireland Fund and most notably, the Herbie Fund where he has personally escorted children in need of life-saving surgery from countries as far away as the Philippines to superlative care at the Hospital for Sick Children.

Personal life[edit]

Since 1988, Gord has been married to Sharon Martineau (née Havrot) and they have 2 children, Julia who attends McGill University and is currently working for LOULOU Magazine, and Taylor who will attend Dalhousie University in Halifax.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rtndacanada.com/Content.asp?PageID=12
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoAwz-fUdjA