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Brendan Connor has come full circle and has returned to his native Sudbury to co-anchor CTV News Northern Ontario at 6 p.m.
Brendan 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.
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 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 work for 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 anchored the news at CTV Northern Ontario when it was CKSO-TV and was very respected in the community during his tenure in the 1960s and 1970s.
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.
LOCAL, IMMEDIATE, SERIOUS, WEATHER and CONNECTED - these key words drive the CTV Northern Ontario brand. CTV Northern Ontario is committed to producing timely, relevant and accurate news for the north. With 11 experienced photojournalists based at stations in Timmins, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, CTV is committed to producing timely, relevant, accurate "news for the north".
Our flagship CTV News at Six is among the highest rated CTV newscasts in the country. CTV has a long history of producing strong ratings throughout its programming lineup.
CTV’s mandate is to ensure our viewing audience is reflected in the diversity of our programming and our people. CTV Northern Ontario maintains a strong commitment to the Aboriginal community through active engagement in sponsorship, news coverage, and community building.
Deeply rooted and committed to the hundreds of communities we serve; CTV Northern Ontario strives to make tangible contributions by playing an active role in community growth and development. This long-standing tradition is exemplified through the continuation of Canada’s longest running telethon for children who are less fortunate.
CTV is committed to the future, nurturing the development of broadcasters, writers, filmmakers, and the producers of tomorrow through the program development fund, internships and bursaries. CTV Northern Ontario is proud to be a part of the lives of Northerners for over 60 years.