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Reports by Tony Ryma
Tony Ryma is the co-anchor of CTV News Northern Ontario's noon and five p.m. newscasts.
Tony has worked as a reporter in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan, before settling in Northern Ontario.
Throughout his career, Tony has had the chance to cover major floods, royal visits and cover many of the elections over his twenty-six years in broadcasting.
Tony started his career in broadcasting shortly after graduating from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology at InterMountain Television in Dauphin, Manitoba where he reported and anchored the news, weather and sports. From there he moved onto CTV Yorkton where he continued in a similar role. The return to his native Saskatchewan allowed him to cover the Queen’s visit to Yorkton in 1987.
Soon after, Tony made the move to CTV Northern Ontario in Sault Ste. Marie where he reported and anchored before becoming News Director in 1994. While working in Sault Ste. Marie, Tony covered the presidential visit by George Bush Sr. to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He also covered the floods of 1996 that affected Chapleau and other parts of the north as well as the Station Mall roof collapse.
In 2000, Tony became a municipal city councillor in Sault Ste. Marie, a position he held for two years.
Tony soon returned to CTV Northern Ontario, in 2002 to anchor the CTV News at 11:30. He soon moved into the role of anchor of the CTV News at Noon, before taking on the coveted co-anchor position of the CTV News at Six in 2008.
He has interviewed Prime Ministers, Premiers, Opposition Leaders, and more but for Tony, his favourite interview was Dennis Hull, former Chicago Black Hawk player and the brother of Bobby Hull. Hull was being interviewed because he was the spokesperson for a COPD awareness event in Sudbury. Tony remembers him as being very humble and down to earth. Hull even signed his old hockey cards!
Tony is an advocate and volunteer for the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre in Capreol, as well as the Polish Combatants Association, and the Lockerby Legion Branch 564. He has also served as emcee of the Bon Soo Winter Carnival for the last several years and has broadcasted from the event.
Tony hails from Hendon, Saskatchewan and he is married with one son. He enjoys reading, home renovations, curling, cooking and seeking new adventures every day.