Richard Madan

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Richard Madan is a TV personality and currently a Parliamentary reporter with CTV National News. Until January 2010, he was Political & Money Specialist on Citytv in Toronto. He was seen on, CityNews at 6 and CityNews Tonight (weekdays).

An accomplished journalist and political specialist, Madan has covered several federal elections, and was CTV’s lead reporter assigned to the NDP for the 2011 Federal election, chronicling the party’s meteoric rise. Madan has also covered provincial elections, U.S. Primaries, and was reporting live from Chicago when Barack Obama was first elected President of the United States.

Madan is at home covering high profile international assignments – from political summits to trade missions around the world. He has also reported live from earthquake-devastated Haiti.

Born and raised in Georgia, U.S., Madan moved to Canada as a child at the peak of Pierre Trudeau's National Energy Program, while the post-Nixon/ Watergate scandal continued to evolve in the United States. These controversial and historic events sparked Madan’s interest and subsequent career in politics.

After studying Political Science at Carleton University, Madan worked as a policy aide to various MPs on Parliament Hill. Eventually he made the leap to the "other side of the microphone", freelancing for various newspapers including Southam News chain, the Ottawa Citizen and The Hill Times.

Madan got his start in television with Global News in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He later joined the CBC as its Legislative Reporter, working out of the Manitoba Legislature. Madan filed regional and national stories including assignments at CBC's bureau on Parliament Hill as well as live market coverage at the Toronto Stock Exchange for CBC Newsworld.

In 2005, Madan returned to Ontario joining CityNews as the station’s Business and Money Specialist - covering political issues, economics and marketing trends.

In January, 2010, Madan moved to Ottawa and covers federal politics for CTV National News.