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Meet Lloyd Robertson

Lloyd standing in an all white room. He's wearing a suit and has one hand in his pocket.

Canadian television icon Lloyd Robertson appears across CTV News properties and platforms as Special Correspondent. Formerly Host and Chief Correspondent for CTV’s investigative news series, W5, from which he stepped down in September 2016, Robertson remains one of the most trusted faces in television news. He spent 35 years as Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of the country's most-watched national newscast, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. 


One of the most accomplished journalists in North America, Robertson has been broadcasting for more than 50 years. He joined CTV in 1976, and held the title of CTV's Chief Anchor and Senior Editor since 1983. Throughout his illustrious career, Robertson has guided Canadians through some of the most significant events in recent history, including 9/11, the Quebec Referendum, 14 Canadian elections and numerous U.S. elections, the Gulf War, budget specials, political and economic summits, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, nine Olympic Games, royal weddings, Expo 86, openings of Parliament, state funerals, papal visits, and the Terry Fox Run.

In 1998, he became a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2007, was the first journalist inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.


Widely known for his baritone delivery and for his iconic signoff line, "And that's the kind of day it's been," Robertson announced on July 8, 2010 that he would vacate his anchor chair in 2011 after 35 years at CTV News.


Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio in his hometown of Stratford and then joined CJOY in Guelph in 1953. After moving into television in 1954 with CBC in Windsor, Robertson spent four years (1956-'60) in Winnipeg and two years in Ottawa (1960-'62). He went on to anchor CBC's national news from 1970 to 1976.