Steve Murphy is the executive news editor and anchor of the CTV News at 6 - the Maritimes’ #1 newscast and top-rated television programme. (Numeris Fall 2016).
A member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters “Quarter Century Club,” Steve started his career in 1977 at CFBC radio in Saint John, New Brunswick. As host of “The Hotline” on CJCH radio in Halifax, he was twice nominated as Canada’s best phone-in broadcaster. Steve was principal host of Live at Five for seven years before assuming his current role on the CTV News in 1993.
Steve is marking his 30th year anchoring a supper-hour broadcast on CTV. During that time, he has hosted hundreds of live remote broadcasts from Canada, the U.S. and the United Kingdom along with dozens of election broadcasts and news specials. Steve has interviewed scores of major newsmakers and personalities of the day including five Canadian prime ministers, several foreign heads of government and dozens of provincial premiers. He has also anchored CTV National News and is a contributor to other CTV National News programs.
Steve was recognized with a national award from the Radio Television News Directors Association for his interview with Nova Scotia fisherman Phil Halliday following his release from a Spanish prison. He is also the recipient of the RTNDA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and St. Thomas University’s Eldred Savoie Award for Excellence and Dedication in Journalism.
Steve is the author of two national bestselling books, “Before the Camera” and “Live at 5: the Story Behind its Success.”
Steve makes at least 25 public appearances a year, predominantly emceeing fundraisers for the IWK Health Centre, the Progress Club’s Spring Auction, the Walk So Kids Can Talk, Valentine's Gala for Hospice Saint John, Hope in the City Breakfast for the Salvation Army, and other events in support of non-profit organizations.
An active volunteer, Steve served two years as co-chair of the United Way’s Halifax Campaign. He chaired the Christmas Daddies Fundraising Association for 15 years and has hosted the annual “Christmas Daddies” broadcast for over 30 years. He has also hosted the “IWK Telethon for Children” for close to 20 years and is an honourary trustee of the IWK Foundation. He received the 2016 Local Hero Award for serving on the regional advisory council for Prostate Cancer Canada.
Steve Murphy is the proud father of an adult daughter Nora and his teenaged son Brendan.