Lloyd Robertson, television and radio news anchor (b at Stratford, Ont Jan 1934). One of Canada's most recognized and respected television news anchors, Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS Radio in his hometown of Stratford. In 1953 Robertson joined CJOY in Guelph before becoming a staff announcer with CBC television in 1954, working in Winnipeg and Ottawa before moving to Toronto to join CBC Weekend News. From 1970 to 1976 Robertson anchored CBC's The National before joining CTV's news department in October of 1976, where he co-anchored the CTV National News with Harvey Kirck. In 1983 he was appointed chief news anchor and senior news editor. During his tenure at CTV, he has also hosted CTV's awarding-winning investigative news series W5 as well as several of his own specials from Australia, Hong Kong, China, and Great Britain.
Robertson has received a number of awards including 3 Gemini Awards for best anchor/interviewer (1992, 1994 and 1997) and the Central Canadian Broadcasters Association "Broadcaster of the Year" Award (1992). In 1993 he was awarded the President's Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), and he received the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence (1995-96). In 1998 Robertson was inducted into the CAB Hall of Fame and was appointed an Officer of the ORDER OF CANADA. He was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in 2007.
As evidence of his remarkable popularity with Canadian viewers, Lloyd Robertson was voted Canada's most trusted news anchor by TV Guide readers 11 years in a row and was also chosen as Canada's favourite news anchor by readers of TV Times, the Toronto Sun and NOW Magazine.
In July 2010, Roberson announced that he would be retiring from the CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson in mid-2011 but would continue in various roles at the network, including as co-host of W5. Robertson's autobiography, The Kind of Life It's Been, documenting his sixty-year career was released by Harper Collins Canada in 2012.