TORONTO, July 22 /CNW/ - Robert Hurst, President of News and Current
Affairs for CTV announced today that after more than 40 years of service to
CTV, Malcolm Fox will retire as Executive Producer of W-FIVE effective
September 1. W-FIVE's Senior Producer Anton Koschany will replace Fox. W-FIVE,
Canada's most-watched investigative program - hosted by CTV News' Lloyd
Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo - returns this fall for its record-breaking 44th
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"I have wonderful memories of working alongside Malcolm throughout his
tenure at CTV and I wish him the very best in his retirement," said Robert
Hurst. "I would also like to congratulate Anton Koschany on his promotion to
Executive Producer of W-FIVE, Canada's signature investigative program, a
position in which I am certain he will excel."
About Malcolm Fox
With a career spanning over four decades, Fox first joined W-FIVE as a
producer in 1983 and was the program's Senior Field Producer from 1996 to 1998
prior to becoming Executive Producer in 2000.
He has produced award-winning documentaries, including the 1996
investigation into a multi-million-dollar fraud against OHIP, Ontario's Health
Insurance Plan, and an examination of the use of an experimental drug on
Canadian soldiers. Fox also produced the coverage of major events for CTV
News, such as Royal visits, election campaigns, the Quebec Ice Storm, the
Winnipeg Floods, and the Philippine Election Crisis, turbulence in Northern
Ireland and earthquakes in Italy, Mexico and Taiwan. In 2000, Fox travelled to
Australia where he produced a 13-part series on the country for CTV NATIONAL
NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON, during the lead-up to the Sydney 2000 Summer
Fox's unique breadth of experience in television journalism is rivaled by
few others in the industry. His career began in the late 1960s with Visnews in
London, England. He worked as a film editor and soundman for CTV NATIONAL NEWS
in London, England and then as a cameraman and producer in Halifax and
Washington. In 1981, his footage of the Canadian seal hunt placed second at
the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. For 25 years he has covered conflicts
around the world, including Cyprus, the Middle East, the Philippines, the
Falkland Islands, Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Prior to returning to W-FIVE in 2000, Fox spent two years in Beijing,
China covering events such as the 50th anniversary of Communism, the crackdown
on Falun Gong, the 1999 Taiwan earthquake, the handover of Macao, the
millennium in Asia and migration from Fujian Province to Canada.
Under Fox's leadership, W-FIVE has solidified its reputation as Canada's
foremost investigative program, winning viewer praise and record breaking
ratings. Fox is a nine-time Gemini-award nominee and two-time winner, with
W-FIVE winning for Best Information Series in 2001 and then in 2006. While at
the helm of W-FIVE, the program also won numerous RTNDA awards in addition to
accolades from the New York Festivals.
About Anton Koschany
Koschany is a television journalist with 36 years experience as a news
magazine and documentary producer, news correspondent and program manager.
Prior to joining W-FIVE as Senior Producer in 1998, Koschany was CTV NATIONAL
NEWS' Toronto Bureau Chief.
Koschany has produced the last seven installments of CTV's annual
interview A CONVERSTATION WITH THE PRIME MINISTER in addition to his role as
Executive Producer of CTV's acclaimed biographical documentary TRIUMPH AND
TREACHERY: THE BRIAN MULRONEY STORY.
As a reporter at CTV, his investigative reports exposed Agriculture
Canada's international collusion in developing high-nicotine strains of
tobacco, failings in Canada's witness protection program, and failure of the
Canadian government to live up to international treaties regarding the death
penalty. He also obtained exclusive interviews in the Guy Paul Morin wrongful
In 2001 and 2005, while Koschany was senior-producer of W-FIVE, the
program took home two Gemini awards for Best News Information Series. He has
received seven Gemini Award nominations and W-FIVE has won several Silver
World Medals from the New York Festivals in addition to numerous RTNDA awards
throughout his tenure as Senior Producer. In 2000 he was honoured by the
Genesis Awards for the documentary CRUEL CAGES, exposing the horrible
conditions at roadside zoos in Canada.
He joined CTV in 1993 as a Field Producer for W-FIVE. Koschany also spent
12 years at the CBC as a producer with THE FIFTH ESTATE.
Koschany began his career as an assignment editor and reporter at BCTV
(the then-CTV affiliate) in Vancouver where he created the first Canadian
television labour beat and worked for Jack Webster - the legendary Vancouver
journalist and talk radio/television host.
With an ongoing commitment to covering tough, relevant stories in all
their shades of grey, W-FIVE is going into its 44th season of investigative
journalism. Hosted by CTV NATIONAL NEWS' Lloyd Robertson and Sandie Rinaldo,
the award-winning series is the most-watched current affairs program in
Canada. Anton Koschany is Executive Producer of W-FIVE. Robert Hurst is
President of CTV News and Current Affairs.
CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private
broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and
entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network.
CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests
in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts,
entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by
CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on
the company website at www.ctv.ca.
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