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Steve Murphy

CTV News Atlantic Executive News Editor and Chief Anchor
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Steve Murphy is executive news editor and chief anchor of the CTV News at Six - the Maritimes’ #1 newscast and top-rated television programme. (Numeris Spring 2020).

A member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters “Quarter Century Club,” Steve started his career in 1977 at CFBC radio in Saint John, N.B. 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.

In 2021, Steve marked his 28th year as anchor of CTV News at Six and his 35th 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, leaders roundtables 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 Digital News Association for his interview with Nova Scotia fisherman Phil Halliday following his release from a Spanish prison. He is also the recipient of the RTDNA’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. During his career, Steve is proud to have played a role in broadcasts and events that have raised more than $125 million for worthwhile local causes.

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 two adult children, Nora and Brendan.

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CTV Atlantic is the number one television station in the Maritimes, known for its top-rated local news programs and primetime lineup. The station produces close to 30 hours of news and information programming each week, including the CTV News, CTV News at 5 and CTV Morning Live.

CTV Atlantic serves four provinces with two stations - CTV and CTV Two. CTV broadcasts to viewers in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. CTV Two covers all of Atlantic Canada, including Newfoundland and Labrador.

CTV Atlantic produces several newscasts a day, relying on reporters from around the Maritimes to find and share stories important in their communities. Having been in this region for decades, CTV Atlantic has a loyal following of viewers who make each of the local CTV News programs the runaway leaders in their time period. CTV Atlantic also broadcasts many of Canada's top-rated television programs, including The Big Bang Theory, MasterChef Canada and The Amazing Race Canada. As a result, CTV Atlantic consistently dominates television ratings for all demographics.

CTV Atlantic is also active in the community. The station contributes funding, resources and time to a large number of charitable organizations – particularly those supporting children. Of its most important commitments, CTV Atlantic is very proud to produce and broadcast two telethons. The longest running is the annual Christmas Daddies Telethon, which is now in its 51st year. Since its inception, the show has raised close to $30 million to assist local children. CTV also works closely with the IWK Health Centre Foundation to produce its annual IWK Telethon for Children. It is Atlantic Canada's largest fundraiser in support of the regional children's hospital. These and other events are an important part of CTV Atlantic's service to the communities in which it has proudly operated for more than three decades.

CTV Atlantic is also growing its digital presence, through social media and our website atlantic.ctvnews.ca. Through our digital properties, including Facebook and Twitter, CTV Atlantic is extending its reach by providing more news, more often.

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Mailing Address:
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P.O. Box 1653
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 2Z4

Switchboard: 1-902-453-4000
Newsroom: 1-902-454-3200
Administration: 1-902-454-3278
Accounting/Accounts Receivable: Halifaxaccounting@bellmedia.ca

Email: atlanticnews@bellmedia.ca

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