Robert Hurst to step down as President of CTV News

CTV announced today that Robert Hurst will step down as President of CTV News and Current Affairs. Hurst will remain with CTV News until his successor is named in the coming weeks.

“Bob goes out a winner with CTV News standing tall as Canada’s #1 news,” said Ivan Fecan, President and Chief Executive Officer, CTVglobemedia and Chief Executive Officer, CTV Inc.

“Bob took an already successful news organization and lifted it even higher,” said Susanne Boyce, President, Creative, Content and Channels, CTV Inc. “In his time as President, he has cultivated our news team, both on-air and off-air, nationally and locally, to become the best there is.”

“CTV News has been #1 for 22 years,” said Hurst. “The reporting team is the best in Canada and well positioned to remain #1 for many years.”

Named President in September, 2002, CTV News has become Canada’s first choice for both national and local news under Hurst’s leadership. As President, he oversees all aspects of CTV’s national, international and local news operations including Canada’s #1 newscast CTV NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON.

Hurst has been with CTV for 38 years and became News Director of CFTO News in Toronto when he was only 26 years old. Since then, he has distinguished himself as an award-winning reporter, a foreign correspondent, news editor, and author. Hurst was a correspondent for 25 years assigned to among other places, Beijing, Moscow and Washington.

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