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Tony Ryma

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Tony Ryma is the weather specialist for CTV News Northern Ontario after previously being the five p.m. newscast co-anchor.

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 royal visits and many of the elections over his 37 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 reporting in Sault Ste. Marie in 1992, Tony covered the presidential visit by George H.W. Bush to Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. 

While working for CTV News in 2000, Tony became a municipal city councillor in Sault Ste. Marie, a position he held for two years.

In 2002, Tony returned on air to anchor the northern Ontario late newscast 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. Tony saw the launch of CTV News at 5 in 2017 and was a co-anchor for the show until February 2024.

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 previously volunteered 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 several years and has broadcasted from the event.

Tony hails from Hendon, Saskatchewan and is married with one son. He enjoys reading, home renovations, curling, cooking and seeking new adventures every day.

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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.

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