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CTV Saskatoon’s Rob MacDonald Announces Retirement

SASKATOON (January 9, 2017) – After more than 40 years with CTV News Saskatoon, veteran news anchor Rob MacDonald announced tonight on CTV NEWS AT SIX that he is retiring from television broadcasting. MacDonald’s final day on the anchor desk will be Friday, Jan. 20.

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“I have been very fortunate to have been living my dream job for more than 40 years; there hasn’t been a day I haven’t looked forward to going to work – a place where I have learned new things every day,” said MacDonald. “I’m honoured that the people of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan have allowed me into their homes every night for more than 40 years, and I’m proud to have worked with some of the best journalists in the business.”

“As both a journalist and broadcaster, Rob has been a profound part of Saskatoon life for more than four decades,” said David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatoon. “We’re so grateful to Rob for his many years of dedicated service, leadership, and professionalism, and we wish him the very best as he moves on to a new chapter in his life. He will be missed.”

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, MacDonald began his broadcasting career in 1973 at CHAB in Moose Jaw. In 1975 he joined CKXL radio in Calgary for one year, returning to Saskatchewan in March 1976 to join the CTV Saskatoon newsroom (then known as CFQC). Within months, MacDonald was anchoring the late night newscasts at 11:30 p.m. In 1988, he moved into the anchor chair of the 6 p.m. supper-hour newscast, which later became CTV NEWS AT SIX.

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CTV Saskatoon’s Rob MacDonald Announces Retirement

SASKATOON (January 9, 2017) – After more than 40 years with CTV News Saskatoon, veteran news anchor Rob MacDonald announced tonight on CTV NEWS AT SIX that he is retiring from television broadcasting. MacDonald’s final day on the anchor desk will be Friday, Jan. 20.

** Media Note ** Download photos of Rob MacDonald at bellmedia.ca/pr

“I have been very fortunate to have been living my dream job for more than 40 years; there hasn’t been a day I haven’t looked forward to going to work – a place where I have learned new things every day,” said MacDonald. “I’m honoured that the people of Saskatoon and Saskatchewan have allowed me into their homes every night for more than 40 years, and I’m proud to have worked with some of the best journalists in the business.”

“As both a journalist and broadcaster, Rob has been a profound part of Saskatoon life for more than four decades,” said David Fisher, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Saskatoon. “We’re so grateful to Rob for his many years of dedicated service, leadership, and professionalism, and we wish him the very best as he moves on to a new chapter in his life. He will be missed.”

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, MacDonald began his broadcasting career in 1973 at CHAB in Moose Jaw. In 1975 he joined CKXL radio in Calgary for one year, returning to Saskatchewan in March 1976 to join the CTV Saskatoon newsroom (then known as CFQC). Within months, MacDonald was anchoring the late night newscasts at 11:30 p.m. In 1988, he moved into the anchor chair of the 6 p.m. supper-hour newscast, which later became CTV NEWS AT SIX.

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David Fisher

David.Fisher@bellmedia.ca

Patricia Garcia

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About CTV News
CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally, and has a network of national, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, W5, POWER PLAY, and QUESTION PERIOD. Flagship news sites include CTVNEWS.ca, as well as CP24.com and BNN.ca, and are complemented by the CTV News GO and CP24 GO apps, which provide a direct connection to Canada’s most trusted news anytime and anywhere. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the #1 news organization in Canada.

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