-- 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
"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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; Barry Wilson, CTV News Montreal, (514) 495-6181