Television personality Lloyd Robertson attended the first Industry Gala for the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, where he and his team at W5 received the Gordon Sinclair Award for Broadcast Journalism. In addition, W5 also took home the Best News Information Segment award.
Lloyd Robertson is a recognizable face to Canadians through his work on television, a newscaster for over 40 years. He started out in the good ‘ol days of radio, before joining the CBC, kicking off his TV career in Winnipeg and later moving to Toronto to host The National. After the CBC, Robertson joined CTV in 1976, hosting CTV National News, among other hosting roles. In September 2011, after 41 years of hosting CTV National News, Robertson exited the program. He is currently working with CTV and the W5 team.
His career spans far and wide. He has covered everything from multiple elections, the construction of the Berlin Wall, Expo 57 in Montreal and even with Moon Landing in 1969. He has shared with the world the most important events of our time and over the years, has been identified as one of the most iconic newscasters. We should also not forget his amazing baritone voice, distinctly noticeable in our video interview despite the many conversations around us.
He shares with us his thoughts on the award ceremony, and gives some advice for young folks. Its short, inspiring and a must watch!
Enjoy the interview.