Brendan Connor, CTV News at 11:30pm Anchor
BRENDAN CONNOR is a veteran broadcaster with over 20 years in the business and has worked for major news organizations like CBC Radio, CBC Television, TSN, Al Jazeera English and for IOC Television at various Olympics.
He has now returned to his native Sudbury to anchor CTV News for the North at 11:30pm
After starting out at CBC Radio as a news reporter and anchor, Brendan moved to TSN to anchor the nightly program ‘TSN Sportsdesk" for seven years. He later moved on to CBC Television in Toronto, where he anchored regular newscasts, and hosted interview programs on the all-news channel "CBC Newsworld" and on "Newsworld International."
Having a keen interest in world news and international travel, Brendan jumped at an opportunity in 2006 to go overseas to work for the new global satellite channel, "Al Jazeera English."
After helping launch the channel in November, 2006, he worked around the world, covering news and sports events, and also anchored international news broadcasts.
Brendan's father, Michael Connor, was a well-known and respected news anchor in Sudbury during the 1960's and the early 1970's.
Brendan is also a published author and a teacher. He has written two books: "SLAMDUNK: THE NBA IN CANADA" and "THE BROADVIEW BOOK OF SPORTS ANECDOTES." He also taught a graduate course in broadcasting at Sheridan College in the Toronto area from 2002 to 2005, sending numerous students into the TV business.
He taught tennis for a summer job as a teenager in Sudbury, and played high school basketball and football at Lockerby and at Sudbury Secondary School.
He has a degree in English Literature from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.