- Popular Officer Retires from OPP and Launches His Broadcasting Career
on September 2 -
TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - CP24, Toronto's breaking news channel, confirmed
today that popular Ontario Provincial Police officer Cam Woolley is retiring
from the force and will join the channel this fall as its new Traffic and
Safety Specialist. No stranger to working in front of the TV camera, Woolley
has become a fixture on local newscasts across the GTA with his colourful
reports from the OPP Highway Safety Division.
Woolley is leaving the OPP after 30 years of service and will join CP24's
on-air team beginning on Tuesday, September 2 immediately following his final
Labour Day road safety blitz.
"It's hard to believe I've found a second career that lets me talk even
more than I do right now," said Woolley. "There are dozens of commuting
stories that break on Toronto's roads every day, and I can't wait to join CP24
and be on the other side of the microphone, helping folks get to and from home
The highly sought-after Woolley will helm the CP24 Breaking News Cruiser,
reporting live throughout the day from locations throughout the GTA. In
addition to his duties at CP24, Woolley will also lend his expertise to other
CTV newscasts and programs.
"Buckle up! Cam Woolley has seen it all on the GTA highways - the good,
the bad and the truly unusual," said Bob McLaughlin, Vice-President and
General Manager of CP24. "He is one of this city's most engaging media stars
and his 'tell it like it is' approach is perfect for CP24."
Over the years Woolley has received recognition from numerous
organizations for his role in bringing traffic safety issues into the media
spotlight, promoting public awareness and discussion on everything from bad
drivers on a holiday weekend, street racing, highway design problems, fatigue,
seat belts and drunk driving. He has also been the OPP's lead investigator on
many high-profile, fatal motor vehicle collisions involving unsafe rigs and
Woolley has escorted world leaders, the Pope and royalty safely along
Provincial highways to their destinations, and has been decorated for bravery
for his actions in apprehending an escaping bank thief.
CP24 is Toronto's source for breaking news. The station is owned by CTV
Inc, a division of CTVglobemedia.
For further information:
For further information: Greg McIsaac, CTV Inc., (416) 332-5180 or