Todd van der Heyden

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Todd van der Heyden (born October 16, 1973) is a Canadian journalist and news anchor with CTV News in Toronto, Ontario.[1]

Education[edit]

Van der Heyden was born in Montreal. He earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa. In 2004, he received a graduate diploma in communication studies from Concordia University in Montreal.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Van der Heyden is a native of Montreal.[3] He came out as a member of the LGBT community during an interview with Clay Aiken about the Orlando massacre on 14 June 2016.

Career[edit]

From 1997 to 2000, van der Heyden worked as a volunteer at Vidéotron's cable access channel Canal Vox, as well as freelanced at CBC Radio in Montreal and the Toronto Star newspaper. Starting in 2000, he worked as news reporter at CFCF which was later rebranded CTV Montreal. In February 2005, Todd became the co-anchor of the 6pm weekend newscast and later the noon weekday newscast. In July 2008, he also became co-anchor of 6 o'clock newscast.[4] On December 2, 2011 it was announced that van der Heyden would be leaving CTV Montreal for a promotion, joining CTV News Channel, the network's 24-hr-cable news channel based in Toronto. Todd is also the host of a weekly show "Viewpoints with Todd van der Heyden" on CJAD Radio in Montreal. He will continue the radio show from Toronto.

Todd also frequently acts as a fill-in anchor for Canada AM and CTV National News.

Recognition[edit]

Todd has won three RTNDA awards (Radio and Television News Directors Association) and one CAB award.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CTVMontreal.ca Biography
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  4. ^ Basem Boshra, "van der Heyden to co-anchor CTV Montreal evening news", Montreal Gazette, Final Edition, page D5, July 29, 2008