Biography

Member of CAB Hall of Fame

Bruneau, Pierre

(1952- )

In 1972, while carrying out his studies in psychology at the University of Quebec, Pierre Bruneau gained a foothold in broadcasting working as a radio host on CFDA Victoriaville. This led to a news reporting job in Trois-Rivieres at CJTR. A year later, he joined the news department at CKAC, Montreal.

Barely 23 at the time, Pierre in 1976 turned to TV at Tele-Metropole, while continuing his work in radio for a few more years at CKAC and CITE-FM. The turn of the century found Pierre beginning his 25th year as the anchor of the 6 pm news on the TVA Network. From his very start he had created a resilient bond with TV viewers who, in turn, rewarded him with a total of 12 MetroStar Awards – an eminent presence as a recognized journalist on French-language television.

In addition to his involvement with the public as a broadcaster, Pierre became a well-known figure throughout Quebec for his activities in the social arena and the fight against cancer, more particularly early childhood leukemia. Since 1979, he has devoted much of his time and energy to LEUCAN, an association whose spokesman for a time was his son Charles ---a true example of courage and determination. He also earned a reputation as a public speaker and for contributing to the training of students in various colleges and universities in the Province of Quebec.

His professional memberships include l’Union des Artistes, Conseil de Presse and la Federation professionelle des journalistes du Quebec.

In 2003, Pierre Bruneau was inducted into the CAB Broadcast Hall of Fame.

Written by Yvon Chouinard - November, 2003

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