Todd Battis is the Atlantic Bureau Chief for CTV National News, based in Halifax. Originally from New Brunswick, he has lived and worked in most provinces in Canada. In his 20 year career, Battis has reported on everything from Royal visits, to elections, to the Olympics, and he has even had a stint covering the Hollywood film industry.
Most recently, Battis was a key part of the CTV News team covering the London 2012 Olympic Games, and has covered stories across the country including the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals and subsequent riots for CTV National News. Also in 2011, Battis reported on the effects of Hurricane Irene as it battered New York. In 2010, he reported on the death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili at Vancouver 2010.
Battis led CTV's coverage of the 2006 Robert Pickton murder trial, reported on the 2005 Michael Jackson trial, the sinking of the 'Queen of the North' ferry in B.C., the murder of four Mounties in Alberta, the Air India bombing trial, and the crash of Swiss Air Flight 111 into the Atlantic Ocean at Peggy’s Cove, NS.
Prior to assuming the role of Atlantic Bureau Chief for CTV National News, Battis was the CTV National News Vancouver Bureau Chief, and before that, the Science Reporter with CTV News.
Battis has been a reporter, producer, co-host, and anchor with both CTV and CBC. He began his career in London, Ont., and holds degrees from Acadia University and the University of Regina.