Throughout his almost 20 year long career, Scott Laurie has covered a vast array of significant Canadian events including reporting from the frontlines of the G20 protests and riots in Toronto in 2010, Toronto’s SARS outbreak of 2003, the 1998 ice storm in Quebec and Eastern Ontario, Pope John Paul II's final visit to Canada in 2002 for World Youth Day, a New Year’s Eve landslide in Northern Quebec in 1999, and the dramatic and crucial sovereignty referendum 1995 in Montréal. Internationally, Laurie has filed for CTV from capitals as diverse as London, Washington, and Amman.
Laurie has also been a part of the CTV News Channel team since 2000, dividing his time as reporter and anchor. He has been a part of coverage of federal and provincial elections and leadership conventions, and breaking news.
Laurie also occasionally fills in on CANADA AM as co-host and anchors CTV NATIONAL NEWS substituting for Lisa Laflamme and Sandie Rinaldo.
Assignments have taken him to the Golan Heights, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Rome and Mexico. He was also at Barack Obama’s Chicago headquarters on Election Night in 2008, and months later anchored CTV News Channel’s continuing coverage of the Presidential Inauguration.
Among the people Scott has interviewed: Thomas Mulcair, Brad Wall, Ted Turner, and even Academy-nominated actor Ralph Fiennes.
Scott began his career as a researcher/producer, and then local reporter in Montreal and Toronto.
Fluently bilingual in English and French, he graduated Broadcast Journalism at Concordia University, earning a BA with Distinction.