Pioneer - Member of CAB Hall of Fame
Robertson, Lloyd(1934- )
Radio Station CJCS Stratford, Ontario, when it was owned by Frank Squires, was one of Canada's principal ports-of-entry for young men bent on a career in radio broadcasting. Many entered - moved on and succeeded - some more successful than others.. .
There can be no question that the one "most successful" was born and raised in Stratford ---- one of Canada's most-recognized - most-respected broadcasters -- Lloyd Robertson.
In his teens, in 1953, Lloyd landed his first radio job as an operator/announcer at CJCS.
In 1954, Lloyd drove to nearby Guelph and found a berth with CJOY. Two years later, he joined the CBC as a staff announcer - 4 years in Winnipeg and 2 years in Ottawa. In 1962, he re-located to Toronto to join "CBC Weekend News".
Lloyd anchored CBC's "The National" from 1970 to 1976, and then joined CTV's News Department in October of '76 to co-anchor with Harvey Kirck "The CTV National News". In 1983, he was appointed Chief News Anchor and Senior News Editor.
Over four decades of broadcasting, Lloyd Robertson proved himself a master of virtually every form of radio/TV news coverage. Some of the highlights:
In 1998, Lloyd Robertson was inducted into the CAB Hall of Fame, and with the approval of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
In November 2006, Lloyd received an Honorary Degree from B.C.'s Royal Roads University, and was also awarded the 2006 Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Society of New York.
On the CTV National News on Thursday July 8th, Lloyd announced that, while he had signed a contract with CTV to continue as the Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor for another year, he would be stepping down from these roles in late 2011. He would however be continuing to do other on-air appearances for the Network, including his co-host role on W5. On July 9th, CTV news anchor Lisa La Flamme was named as Lloyd's eventual successor.
On June 2nd, at CTV's Upfront presentation of tbeir new season product, Lloyd Robertson announced that his final appearance as CTV National News anchor would be on September 1st 2011.
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