- Clark to host CTV Newsnet's marquee daily political program -
TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Robert Hurst, President of CTV News and Current
Affairs, announced today that Tom Clark will leave his current post as CTV's
Washington Bureau Chief and return to Ottawa to anchor CTV Newsnet's daily
marquee political program, currently called ON THE HILL. As Parliament opens,
Clark will be on Parliament Hill preparing for his new role. An official start
date for his new program will be announced later.
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In addition to anchoring the 5 p.m. show, Clark will anchor CTV Newsnet
specials and will continue as a backup anchor for CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD
"Tom is one of Canada's preeminent journalists with many years of
domestic and foreign bureau experience," said Robert Hurst. "With his long
history of covering politics in Canada and his strong connections on
Parliament Hill, he is an excellent choice for this position."
"Having had a front seat to the momentous events throughout the last four
years in Washington the spotlight is shifting to Canada once again and I'm
anxious to return home during these exciting times," said Clark of his new
Clark has a long history of covering politics in Canada. He has covered
every federal election campaign since 1974 and numerous provincial campaigns.
He has also interviewed nearly every Prime Minister since Pierre Trudeau. In
Clark's most recent post as CTV's Washington Bureau Chief he secured Canada's
first televised interview with a sitting U.S. President in over 30 years and
reported on the recent Presidential campaign every step of the way. He caps
his time in Washington off on a high note, having anchored CTV's Inauguration
Special on January 20, 2009.
CTV's new Washington Bureau Chief will be announced later.
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. CTVglobemedia Inc. is Canada's
premier multi-media company which owns CTV Inc. and The Globe and Mail. CTV
Inc. also owns radio stations across the country, and leading national
specialty channels. Other CTVglobemedia investments include an interest in
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., and in Dome Productions, a North
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