CTV Montréal announced that Paul Karwatsky is the new co-anchor of the station’s flagship newscast CTV NEWS AT SIX, as well as CTV NEWS AT NOON, alongside veteran broadcaster Mutsumi Takahashi.
For the past three years, Karwatsky has anchored the weekend edition of CTV NEWS AT SIX and CTV NEWS at 11:30 p.m. and reported for the station’s top-rated newscasts.
“Paul is a native Montréaler with a passion for news, this city and the province,” said Jed Kahane, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Montréal. “His authenticity and credibility have always resonated with our viewers, and we are delighted to see him step into this new position and this new challenge”.
“Continuity is one of the great strengths of CTV Montréal,” said incoming Vice-President and General Manager Louis Douville. “So being able to look to our own staff and promote from within is something I think our viewers will embrace. Paul knows our audience well, and they know him.”
Karwatsky is a graduate of Concordia University, where he studied journalism and political science. He joined CTV in 2005 and has been reporting on the air from day one. He has covered everything from the collapse of the De la Concorde overpass to provincial elections and city hall.
“I’ve been at CTV for seven years, but really I’ve been connected to the station my entire life, as a viewer,” said Karwatsky. “To have the opportunity to step into this position is an incredible honor, but also a great challenge as a journalist who takes his responsibility to the public very seriously.”
“I’m absolutely delighted to be working alongside Paul,” said Mutsumi Takahashi. “I’ve come to know him not only as a good friend, but as an outstanding journalist, and I think he’ll bring new energy and a new perspective to our newscasts.”
Since the beginning of January, Karwatsky has been filling in on CTV NEWS AT NOON and SIX broadcasts on an interim basis. His new assignment is effective immediately.