Graham Richardson (journalist)

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Graham Richardson
Graham Richardson CTV.jpg
Born June 7, 1970
Nationality Canadian
Education Queen's University
University of King's College
Occupation Television journalist

Graham Richardson is a Canadian television journalist who currently anchors CTV Ottawa's 6 o'clock newscast on CJOH-DT.

Background[edit]

Richardson was born in Connecticut to Canadian parents and raised in Toronto. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and a post-graduate journalism degree from the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Career[edit]

He worked for the CBC in Calgary, Alberta until 1997. He then joined CITV in Edmonton and stayed until 2001, at which time he joined Global outlet CIII-TV in Toronto as host of Focus Ontario.[1][2] He then joined CTV as parliamentary correspondent and occasional fill in host for Mike Duffy Live. When Mike Duffy left CTV, Richardson anchored On the Hill in that time slot for several weeks.

As parliamentary correspondent, he covered the controversy about confidential documents dealing with the Chalk River nuclear reactor having been left at the CTV news bureau.[3] Richardson was himself quoted as saying the documents had "been here in the bureau for six days and we hadn't heard from Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt or her office looking for them".[4]

In December 2009 it was announced that in March 2010, he would replace the retiring Max Keeping as news co-anchor at CJOH-TV.

Recognition[edit]

  • 1998, finalist, Canadian Association of Journalists award for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada, Election Coverage ITV / WIC
  • 2007, finalist, Canadian Association of Journalists award for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada, Prison Suicide CTV

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weinreb, Arthur (August 25, 2003). "Where the media was when the lights went out". Canada Free Press. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  2. ^ Sherwin, Fred (June 8, 2007). "Credibilty Gap" (PDF). The Eastender. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  3. ^ "CEUDA Defends Senate Committee on National Security and Defence". CCNMatthews. October 18, 2006. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ Kersten, Mark (June 3, 2009). "Another Conservative Minister Leaves Secret Nuclear Files Behind". DigitalJournal.com. Retrieved 2009-10-24. 

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