Pierre Bruneau (journalist)

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Pierre Bruneau (born June 5, 1952) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. He is the long-time anchor of the weekday edition of Le TVA midi, Le TVA 17 heures and Le TVA 18 heures news bulletins which air on the Quebec television network TVA every weekday.

Background[edit]

Bruneau was born in Victoriaville, Quebec. After doing studies in psychology, he started his media career on various radio stations including Victoriaville's CFDA, the defunct Trois-Rivières's CJTR and Montreal's CKAC and CITE as a host and reporter. At age 23, he became a news anchor for Télé-Metropole (which later became TVA). At first he was the anchor the 6 PM evening news and also became co-anchors after 2000 for the midday and 5 PM newscast alongside Pierre Jobin and Paul Larocque respectively. For several years, Claude Charron, former Parti Québécois MNA and Cabinet Minister was pairing with Bruneau on the late afternoon news. He was also the host of other shows such as Qu'en pense le Quebec and Y'a du soleil. In 2006, Bruneau celebrated his 30 years of work for TVA and received several awards. He was also inducted in 2003 into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. [1]

Fondation Charles-Bruneau[edit]

In 1988, his son Charles died after a lengthy battle against leukemia which developed nine years before. This led to the creation of the Fondation Charles-Bruneau shortly after in which he is the president. The cancer center named in honor of Charles Bruneau opened in 1995 nearby the Sainte-Justine's Children Hospital in Montreal. The center is responsible for the cancer treatment of hundreds of children each year. Each year, numerous events such as the 24 Hours of Tremblant (at Mont-Tremblant) weekend skiing marathon, collects funding for improvement of the cancer center such as research, equipment and construction of new facilities or units. In 2007, the center added a new pavilion with additional beds and laboratories.

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