Maurice Cacho is an online producer who is often seen on-air as the face of CTVNews.ca's online features, developments and is a social media commentator for CTV NEWS properties. Maurice Cacho joined CTV in 2008 as a Web Journalist and was the face of CP24's award winning web team.
A pioneering journalist, Cacho successfully launched CP24’s highly popular Twitter account and integrated the web into CP24’s broadcast news with online reaction from viewer polls, Twitter, and the blogosphere. Cacho was part of the on-air team for CP24’s 2008 Federal Election coverage and Toronto’s 2010 Mayoral race where he brought the online conversation to television screens and back to the social media sphere. He also covered the online reaction to a tornado’s touchdown in Vaughn Ont., which won an RTNDA for best Use of New Media.
In addition to managing online news coverage of elections, budgets and breaking news, Cacho played a key role helping CTVNews.ca move to a new content management system in 2012.
Born in Mexico City, Cacho grew up in Oakville, Ontario. Before coming to CTV, Cacho cut his teeth working for The Canadian Press, The Hamilton Spectator, and CTV Toronto’s Connected Cruiser.
He is a graduate of Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and in 2008 won the Jerry Davey Award for News Photography. In 2010, he was elected as a director of the Ryerson Journalism Alumni Association and became vice president in 2012.
He is a soccer fanatic, skier in the winter, and all-year round has a passion for cars, photography and tech-gadgetry. He is a regular blogger about tech and gadgets at geektown.ca.