Fraser Kelly

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Fraser Kelly is a Canadian retired journalist, broadcaster and corporate executive.

Kelly was born and raised in Toronto and was educated at the University of Toronto, graduating with a degree in political science and economics.[1]

His career as a journalist began with the Toronto Telegram in 1961 where he worked as a reporter and then columnist and ultimately the newspaper's political editor until the Telegram's demise in 1971.[1]

He then joined CFTO-TV in Toronto as its political editor and host of Fraser Kelly Reports and a political affairs program "Hour Long" with co-host Isabel Bassett. He also wrote a column for the Toronto Star and contributed to various magazines.[1][2]

Kelly left CFTO-TV in 1981 and joined CBLT-TV, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Toronto station, where he co-hosted the nightly local news program Newshour with Valerie Elia and, later, Hilary Brown.[3] and also hosted a public affairs show, Fraser's Edge, with Susan Ormiston.[4]

He retired from broadcasting in 1986[3] to found Fraser Kelly CorpWorld, a firm which consults businesses on communications, media relations and crisis management.[5] More recently he has sold the company, now called CorpWord, but remains with it as Senior Associate.[2]

Kelly has written and/or edited three books on Canadian politics and served as adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of Western Ontario.[1]