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Lloyd Robertson

Lloyd Robertson
Year Of Induction: 2007
Area Of Recognition: Television
Born: January 19, 1934
Birth Place: Stratford, ON

As Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV News, Lloyd Robertson is the leader of the country's most-watched newscast, CTV News With Lloyd Robertson. An accomplished newsman, Robertson joined CTV in 1976 and has been broadcasting for more than 50 years. Beloved by Canadians, Robertson was voted Canada's most trusted news anchor by TV Guide readers 11 years in a row, and Canada's favourite news anchor by readers of TV Times, the Toronto Sun and NOW Magazine. In 1995/96 the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) awarded Robertson the Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence and in 1998 inducted him into the CAB Hall of Fame. He won Gemini Awards in 1992, 1994 and 1997 and is a seven-time nominee for Best Anchor/Interviewer.

In 1993, the Radio Television News Directors' Association (RTNDA) honoured him with the prestigious President's Award. CTV News' Chief Anchor and Senior Editor since 1983, Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio in his home-town of Stratford and then joined CJOY in Guelph in 1953. After moving into television in 1954 with CBC, he spent four years in Winnipeg and two years in Ottawa. Robertson went on to anchor CBC's national news from 1970 to 1976. Robertson and his wife Nancy, have been married more than 40 years and live in the Greater Toronto Area. They have four daughters. A strong supporter of numerous charities, Robertson participates every year in The Hospital for Sick Children's Telethon.

Rumours and speculation of retirement came about in February 2010, but at that time Robertson described those rumours as a "work of fiction" during an appearance on Vancouver talk radio station CKNW. However, on the CTV National News broadcast of July 8, 2010, Robertson officially announced he would be leaving the anchor chair in the second half of 2011. He will be replaced by Lisa LaFlamme, CTV announced the following day.