Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, CTV National News
As CTV National News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor, Lisa LaFlamme leads the country’s #1 newscast. An accomplished journalist, Lisa has quickly cemented her role as the face of news in Canada, winning highest honours at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, with recognition for both Best National News Anchor and Best National Newscast. In addition, LaFlamme won the prestigious 2014 Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) Bert Canning Award for Best Network Television Newscast, marking the third consecutive year of capturing this distinction since becoming Anchor.
One of Canada’s top journalists, Lisa is a trailblazer for women in Canadian news broadcasting, covering some of the biggest stories of the times. Prior to assuming the Anchor chair in 2011, Lisa spent a decade on the road as National Affairs Correspondent for CTV National News, covering everything from wars and elections, to natural disasters, from some of the world’s most dangerous locations.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Lisa began her broadcasting career in 1989 at CTV Kitchener (then named CKCO) in her hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo. She received an honorary Doctorate from her alma mater University of Ottawa in 2014, a Doctor of Laws degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON and was awarded the Distinguished Canadian Award from the University of Ottawa, along with fellow Celebrated Ambassador Rick Mercer. Lisa is an avid supporter of Plan International traveling to remote areas to highlight child poverty around the world.
Lisa is an avid supporter of Plan International traveling to remote areas to highlight child poverty around the world.