Brad Giffen

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Brad Giffen
Occupationnews anchor, radio personality, disc jockey, VJ, television reporter, television producer
Years active1980s – present

Brad Giffen is a Canadian news anchor who has worked on television in both Canada and the United States.

Over his broadcasting career he has also worked as a radio personality, disc jockey, VJ, television reporter and television producer.

Broadcasting career[edit]

Giffen graduated from the Poynter Institute for Advanced Journalism Study.[1] In the 1980s he was a broadcaster on both CHUM and CHUM-FM radio stations out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was also one of John Majhor's replacement veejays on CITY-TV's music video program Toronto Rocks.[2][3] In 1985, he hosted the CBC Television battle of the bands competition Rock Wars.[4]

In 1990, Giffen became a reporter for CFTO's nightly news program World Beat News (later rebranded as CFTO News in early 1998, and CTV News in 2005).[2]

In 1993, Giffen moved to the United States and became co-anchor of the nightly news on the Fox affiliate KSTU, out of Salt Lake City, Utah.[1][5][6] Giffen left that post in 1995.[7]

Giffen went on to become the anchorman for ABC affiliate WGNO in New Orleans, Louisiana until 2002. While in New Orleans he also hosted and produced the program ABC26 News This Week.[1]

From 2003 to 2008 he anchored the 5:30PM newscast at ABC affiliate WWSB in Sarasota, Florida.[1]

Giffen returned to Canada in 2008 to work this time as an anchor for CTV News Channel.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Giffen has two children. He "spends his free time skiing, kayaking and learning how to salsa dance."[1]


Giffen was awarded "Best In-Depth News Reporting" by the Utah Broadcaster's Association. He was also awarded "Best Newscast with Special Distinction" by the Louisiana Broadcaster's Association.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Brad Giffen's bio on CTV News Channel's website Archived August 7, 2010, at the Wayback Machine Last retrieved Aug 4, 2010
  2. ^ a b "Viewers invited to box with Battered Brian", Toronto Star, Nov 2, 1990, pg D16
  3. ^ Hume, Christopher. "Farm crisis probed on special", Toronto Star", Aug 24, 1987, pg B3
  4. ^ "CITY-TV rocks host revamps pop video show". Toronto Star, February 18, 1988.
  5. ^ Rolly, Paul. "ROLLY & WELLS ...", Salt Lake Tribune, Sep 22, 1993, pg D1
  6. ^ Peterson, Randy. "STOP THE INSANITY, CBS!", Salt Lake Tribune, Oct 20, 1993, pg C7
  7. ^ Pierce, Scott D. "FOX 13 HIRES BOB EVANS AS ITS NEW CO-ANCHORMAN", Deseret News, Aug 30, 1995 Last retrieved Aug 4, 2010