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Wendy Freeman

Former VP, CTV News

Toronto

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Since 2010, Wendy Freeman has been responsible for news, information, and current events programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS, CTV News Channel, BNN Bloomberg, and CP24. Also under her leadership are QUESTION PERIOD, POWER PLAY, and W5.

Freeman presides over all Bell Media news editorial content and newsgathering efforts for television and digital and oversees the newsrooms’ day-to-day operations. She has led CTV News’ award-winning and most-watched coverage of the world’s biggest news stories and has overseen CTV News’ most-watched coverage of numerous federal elections.

In 2021, Freeman was recognized with RTDNA Canada’s 2021 National Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding service and continued excellence in her journalism career. Freeman has also been honoured with the RTDNA’s 2015 President’s Award; named the 2014 Woman of the Year by Women in Communications and Technology (WCT); and was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 2012 and 2016.

Under Freeman’s leadership, the CTV News division has been recognized with a multitude of awards and honours, including eight consecutive wins by CTV NATIONAL NEWS of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast, as well as six Canadian Screen Awards for Best National Newscast since 2014.

Previously, Freeman held a variety of senior management positions with CTV News, where her leadership in the competitive marketplace strengthened CTV’s position as Canada’s most-watched news organization and made CTV NATIONAL NEWS the top-rated newscast in the country.

Prior to joining the company, Freeman worked at WPIX-TV in New York and WXYZ-TV in Detroit, former Canadian all-news network CKO Radio News, as well as Citytv in Toronto, where she began her television career.

Freeman, a Montréal native, graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.