CTV News At Noon

CTV Toronto announced today that Michelle Dubé has been named Co-Anchor with Ken Shaw of Toronto’s #1 newscasts: CTV News at Six and CTV News at Noon.

Already well known to CTV News viewers as a reporter and a fill-in anchor, Dubé will continue to file reports while co-helming newscasts.

“I am proud and excited to join Ken, and spend time with our viewers each day,” said Dubé. “My goal is to deliver the news with the same professionalism viewers have come to expect from this newsroom. I also hope we can have some fun along the way.” Continue reading »

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.

A perfect day is in the forecast as CTV NEWS AT NOON announces the return of Weather Specialist Anwar Knight. The popular announcer will ease back into his on-air schedule tomorrow morning (Oct. 21st), anchoring the local news updates during CANADA AM, and then later delivering his full weather report on CTV NEWS AT NOON.

Anwar was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in May 2010, and kept viewers abreast of his treatment through his blog, Anwar’s Journey: The hodgepodge of an optimist. 

“Getting back to my normal routine has been my goal from day one, and it’s an absolutely wonderful blessing. I am excited to rejoin my TV Family, at CTV News Toronto,” said Knight. “My sincere thanks to so many who have been with me on this incredible journey – especially the viewers and readers who have shared their own stories and offered inspiring messages of hope every step of the way.”

Anwar Knight joined the CTV News Toronto team as the Weekend Weather Reporter in 2007 and in 2009 he moved to reporting the weather weekdays on CTV Toronto’s NEWS AT NOON.

Born and raised in Toronto, Anwar graduated from the Broadcast Journalism Program at Humber College. Prior to coming to CTV Toronto, Anwar could be seen on The New VR, The Weather Network, and Global Television as a weather anchor and general assignment reporter. Anwar donates his spare time to The Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation, Breakfast for Learning and The Lymphoma Foundation of Canada.