Laurie Graham Appointed Acting Ottawa Bureau Chief, CTV News

Robert Fife to continue as host of CTV's QUESTION PERIOD –

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OTTAWA, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News, announced today that Laurie Graham has been appointed Acting Ottawa Bureau Chief for CTV News, effective January 1, 2016. The announcement comes as current Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife assumes a new role at the Globe and Mail. Fife remains at CTV as host of QUESTION PERIOD and will continue as Ottawa Bureau Chief until the end of the year.                                                                                                                      

"Laurie has an acute political sensibility and extensive understanding of government," said Freeman. "We offer our congratulations to Bob on his new role, and look forward to continuing to work with him as host of QUESTON PERIOD."

An award-winning journalist, Graham was previously Ottawa Deputy Bureau Chief for CTV News, where she worked alongside Fife providing in-depth coverage of the machinations of Parliament Hill. Graham's work has allowed her to cover some of the most compelling events of our time, including the 2001 terrorist attacks of the World Trade Center, the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict, and the historic election of Barak Obama in 2008. She also did two rotations in Kandahar covering Canada's mission in Afghanistan, was part of a team sent to Haiti to cover the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, and delivered live coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial service in 2013. Graham joined CTV News in 2013.

Fife returns to his roots in the newspaper industry as Ottawa Bureau Chief for the Globe and Mail. Before joining CTV in 2005, Fife was the Ottawa Bureau Chief for CanWest News Service and the National Post.

QUESTION PERIOD is the weekly political journal of record for Canadians delivering a thorough examination of what's happening in Canadian politics, and engaging in an incisive weekly political conversation with viewers across the country. Airing Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on CTV, QUESTION PERIOD serves viewers with its trademark analysis of the latest stories from Parliament Hill and a look at the agenda for the coming week.

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