CTV Montreal Appoints Todd van der Heyden To Its Flagship Newscast at 6 p.m.



    -- Journalist to Co-Anchor CTV Evening News with Mutsumi Takahashi --

    MONTREAL, July 28 /CNW/ - CTV Montreal announced today that Todd van der
Heyden will become the new Co-Anchor for the station's flagship newscast at 6
p.m. Van der Heyden will join veteran Anchor Mutsumi Takahashi on CTV Evening
News, Montreal's top-ranked English newscast, beginning Monday, August 11.

    "Todd is a rising star in broadcast journalism and we are thrilled he
will be joining our evening newscast," said Don Bastien, Senior Vice President
and General Manager, CTV Montreal. "Todd is a Montrealer who is incredibly
committed to serving this community."

    A native Montrealer, Todd van der Heyden is a familiar face on the Quebec
news scene, reporting and anchoring for CTV Montreal for almost a decade.
Throughout his career, van der Heyden has won several industry awards for his
investigative journalism - most notably for his On Your Side reports that have
exposed numerous issues facing Montreal. Van der Heyden has also reported on
9/11 and the Summit of Americas riots in Quebec City. Van der Heyden will
continue to Co-Anchor CTV Montreal's popular noon newscast with Mutsumi
Takahashi.

    "This is a dream come true. I am both honoured and excited to become
CTV's evening news Co-Anchor in my home town - at a station with a wonderful
history and legacy," said van der Heyden. "I look forward to continuing to
work with Mutsumi in delivering our viewers with the most engaging newscast
possible."

    About CTV
    ---------
    CTV, Canada's largest private broadcaster, offers a wide range of quality
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming. It has the
number-one national newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson, and is
the number-one choice for prime-time viewing. CTV owns 21 conventional
television stations across Canada and has interests in 15 specialty channels,
including the number-one Canadian specialty channel, TSN. CTV is owned by
CTVglobemedia, Canada's premier multi-media company. More information about
CTV may be found on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Greg McIsaac, Communications, CTV Inc., (416)
332-5180 or gmcisaac@ctv.ca; Barry Wilson, CTV News Montreal, (514) 495-6181
or bwilson@ctv.ca


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