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VANCOUVER, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - CTV British Columbia announced today that CTV NEWS AT SIX anchors Bill Good and Pamela Martin are stepping down from their positions at the end of the year.
"This is something that Bill and I have been considering since the end of the Olympic Games," said Martin. "For me, it was an appropriate time to reflect on the future and decide what I want to do next."
"Tomorrow is a significant birthday for me," said Good. "After some reflection with my family, I think it's time to lighten my workload and focus exclusively on my radio show."
"The Olympics were the biggest highlight of my career, but by no means the end of it," continued Martin. "I am entering a new chapter in my life that I expect to be as challenging and rewarding as my time at CTV British Columbia. I look forward to maintaining the many relationships I've developed in the community over the years."
"Bill and Pam established CTV as a news leader, and we are deeply grateful," said Tom Haberstroh, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV British Columbia. "They made us players in this market overnight, quadrupling our ratings in the process."
Good and Martin step down after nearly a decade as anchors, and at the end of a year which saw them host CTV's hugely successful and highly rated local coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. With the pair at the anchor desk, CTV NEWS AT SIX has won numerous journalism awards including best local newscast in Canada, three of the past five years. Good will return to CTV British Columbia as a guest analyst for events like leadership conventions and election coverage.
A new anchor team for CTV NEWS AT SIX will be announced tomorrow.
About Bill Good
Host of the daily, three-hour information-based talk show The Bill Good Show on CKNW AM 980, Bill Good has been a broadcaster for more than 25 years and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2009 Jack Webster Foundation Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award. Using his formula of guests and opinions, Good also won the 1991 ACTRA Award for Best Broadcasters in Private Radio in Canada. Good has previously been an anchor at BCTV and CBC, where he covered the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and spent a decade doing CBC's HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. Good is the son of Bill Good Senior, the award-winning sports writer and broadcaster.
About Pamela Martin
Martin began her broadcasting career in 1975, co-hosting and producing DAYBREAK on Victoria's CHEK-TV. She joined CKNW in 1976 as their first female beat reporter and a year later moved to BCTV, where she worked as a reporter and producer and became their first female news anchor of a major 6 p.m. newscast. Pamela remained with BCTV until her move to CTV British Columbia in 2001. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 National Award by the RTNDA for Best Feature Story for her report on "Kelli's Red Devils." A tireless advocate and philanthropist, Martin has been involved with countless organizations in the Vancouver area. After co-chairing the 2009 United Way Campaign, she now serves on the Board of Directors of Looking Glass Foundation, Face the World Foundation, and Pacific Autism Centre Society. For 18 years, she was a board member for the Vancouver International Film Festival, and has also worked closely with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society, BC AIDS Society, and Variety: Children's Charity Telethon, among many other organizations.
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. Official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and London 2012 Games of the Olympiad, CTV Inc. is owned by CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. More information about CTV may be found on the network's website at www.ctv.ca.
For further information: For further information:
Patricia Garcia, CTV Communications, 416.384.2645 or [email protected]