Steve Murphy is the Executive News Editor and Anchor of CTVNews at Six, the Maritimes’ #1 newscast and top rated television programme. (BBM Spring 2012).
A member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters “Quarter Century Club,” Steve started his career in 1977 in the newsroom of radio station CFBC 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. He has just marked his 25th season anchoring a supper hour broadcast on CTV. During that time, he has also hosted hundreds of live remote broadcasts from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom and 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.
In the spring of 2012, Steve was honoured by the Radio Television Digital News Association with a Lifetime Achievement Award. His two books, “Before the Camera” and “Live at 5: the Story Behind its Success,” were national bestsellers.
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 since 1982. He has also hosted the “IWK Telethon for Children” for more than 15 years and is an Honourary Trustee of the IWK Foundation. He currently serves 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.