John Roberts, anchor, CNN's American Morning, inducted Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame during the Canadian Music Industry Awards Canadian Music Week, March 11 - 14, 2009

    TORONTO, Dec. 9 /CNW/ - John Roberts, highly celebrated broadcaster and
journalist will be inducted into the Broadcast Industry Hall of Fame at
Canadian Music Week (CMW). Roberts will be honoured Thursday, March 12, 2009
at the annual Canadian Music Industry Awards gala reception in Toronto.
    Roberts has anchored American Morning with Kiran Chetry, CNN's flagship
morning program since April 2007. Previously, Roberts served as CNN's senior
national correspondent and as anchor of This Week at War, the network's
renowned weekly program examining developments in the wars in Afghanistan,
Iraq and around the globe. He has reported live from major political events,
both the Democratic and Republican national conventions and the presidential
    Roberts joined CNN in February 2006 after 14 years with CBS News, served
as its chief White House correspondent and chief medical correspondent, anchor
of the weekend editions of the CBS Evening News and anchor of the CBS Morning
    He anchored evening newscasts on WCBS-TV in New York from 1994-1995 where
he earned an Emmy and a New York Press Club award. From 1990 to 1992, he
co-anchored Canada AM, CTV's top-rated morning news program, and from 1989 to
1990, he was an anchor/correspondent for WCIX-TV in Miami. A native of Canada,
Roberts spent the first 10 years of his career as an anchor and correspondent
for several broadcasts of Citytv in Toronto.
    Roberts' work has been recognized with three national Emmy Awards for
coverage of the Atlanta Olympic bombing, the death of Princess Diana, the TWA
crash and an Edward R. Murrow award for CNN on his coverage of the 2006
Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.

    Canadian Music Week is Canada's leading annual entertainment event
dedicated to the expression and growth of the country's music, media and
entertainment industries. Combining four information-intensive conferences; a
trade exposition; a film festival; four awards shows and the nation's largest
New Music Festival - Canadian Music Fest - CMW spans a four-day period from
March 11 to March 14, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and various
downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe. For
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