Kevin Newman

Host and Managing Editor, W5

One of Canada’s most authoritative voices in news, Kevin Newman is a household name and has been well-known to viewers as a news anchor in Canada and the U.S. for more than 30 years. A correspondent and co-host on the award-winning investigative series W5 since September 2012 as well as a fill-in anchor for CTV NATIONAL NEWS, Newman formerly anchored the innovative daily news program KEVIN NEWMAN LIVE and hosted the long-running political broadcast program QUESTION PERIOD.

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 Asian Tsunami, to Mandela’s release 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.

Newman 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. He is a devoted social media enthusiast, whose departure from traditional media in 2010 was borne of a desire to explore the emerging digital content field.

Prior to his role with CTV News, Newman returned to Canada from the US 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.

Kevin Newman was born in Toronto, and started his broadcasting career by co-founding CHRW radio at Western University in London, Ontario. He produced the first Western Mustangs football radio broadcasts and was awarded an Honourary Doctorate of Laws from his alma mater in June 2011.

Career Highlights

• 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