George McLean (journalist)
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George Angus McLean (May 16, 1923 – March 16, 2016) was a Canadian television journalist, best known for his work as a TV anchor for the CBC.
Born in Brandon, Manitoba, his family moved to Manchester, England in 1929. McLean was educated in the United Kingdom and joined the Royal Air Force during World War II. He transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1944 and returned to Canada following the end of the war.
McLean married his first wife, Majorie, in 1947; she died in 1982. His second marriage to Barabara Quick in 1987 lasted until his death.
In 1956 he joined the CBC in Vancouver as a staff announcer for CBC Television. In 1965 McLean was transferred to Toronto and became a regular backup for hosting national newscasts including The National, a role which he performed until 1986 when he retired from the CBC. McLean was also the regular host of Saturday Report, the Saturday evening national newscast.
Post retirement and death
- Houston, William "Voice of Authority" The Ramara Chronicle, February 2010 p. 28
- Canadian Communications Foundation Radio Station History CJRL-AM
- "George McLean, longtime host of CBC's The National, dead at 92". CBC News. March 21, 2016.