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September 23, 1947
|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.
Martineau was the senior anchor of Citytv's CityNews (formerly CityPulse) newscast in Toronto. He was 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. He signed off for the last time February 29, 2016.
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.
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.
Martineau left CityNews in March 2016.
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