One of Canada’s most authoritative voices in news, Kevin Newman is a household name and has been well-known to viewers in Canada and the U.S. for more than 30 years. Newman is currently the host of ATTENTION CONTROL, an investigative podcast focusing on the 2019 Canadian federal election, and a contributor to CTV News.
Newman’s career has taken him to every major hotspot around the globe and through every community, territory, and province in Canada, covering some of the most significant events in recent history, from 9/11 and the Indian Ocean tsunami, to Nelson Mandela’s release from prison and Chris Hadfield singing in orbit. He has been embedded with Canadian troops in Afghanistan, and led award-winning newscasts north and south of the border. His work has garnered the industry’s highest honours, including Emmy® Awards, Gemini Awards, and a Peabody Award.
Previously, Newman was the Host and Managing Editor of CTV’s award-winning investigative series W5, a role he assumed in 2016 after appearing as a correspondent and co-host on the program since 2012. Newman also anchored the innovative daily news program KEVIN NEWMAN LIVE and hosted CTV’s long-running political broadcast program QUESTION PERIOD. He has been instrumental in curating and building the CTV News digital brand, while offering insight into the digital media strategy and future of other Bell Media properties.
Prior to his role with CTV News, Newman returned to Canada from the U.S. in 2001 to join Global Television, leading the creative, staffing, and editorial design of the national news, which he anchored for 10 years.
Newman’s return to the Canadian broadcaster followed his seven years as an anchor and correspondent at ABC News in New York. During that time, Newman hosted and reported for Nightline, World News Tonight, and Good Morning America, reporting for Nightline with Ted Koppel, and substitute anchoring and reporting for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
From 1992 to 1994, Newman anchored CBC Television’s MIDDAY, after reporting for THE NATIONAL from Parliament Hill, Alberta, and the North. From 1986 to 1988, Newman was CTV’s Atlantic Bureau Chief and Parliamentary Reporter. His first job as a reporter was with Global TV’s SPORTSLINE in 1981.
Born in Toronto, Newman began his broadcasting career by co-founding CHRW radio at Western University in London, Ont. He produced the first Western Mustangs football radio broadcasts and was awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from his alma mater in June 2011.
2018 – President’s Award, Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA Canada)
2012 – Gold Medal at the 2012 New York Film & Television Festival for social issues documentary Execution Under Fire
2011 – Honourary Doctor of Laws, Western University Canada
2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award, Western University Canada
2008 – Gemini Award winner, Best Newscast
2005 and 2006 – Gemini Award winner, Canada’s Best Anchor
2003 –Edward R. Murrow Awards, Best Continuing Coverage
2001 – Emmy Award winner, Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story
2000 – Emmy Award winner, Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement
George Foster Peabody Award, ‘ABC2000 Millennium’ Coverage