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Patricia Boal Announced as Anchor of CTV News Ottawa’s CTV NEWS AT SIX

Updated: Jul 5

– Veteran anchor and reporter steps into the role beginning July 8

–– Matt Skube takes over as anchor of the station’s CTV NEWS AT FIVE, and continues to lead CTV NEWS AT 11:30

OTTAWA (July 4, 2024)CTV News Ottawa announced today the appointment of Patricia Boal as Anchor of CTV NEWS AT SIX, beginning Monday, July 8. Boal takes the helm after last month’s announcement that longtime anchor Graham Richardson has decided to step down from the role.

Boal previously anchored the station’s CTV NEWS AT FIVE, and also hosts the weekday radio program OTTAWA AT WORK WITH PATRICIA BOAL on NEWSTALK 580 CFRA. With this move, CTV News Ottawa’s Matt Skube steps into the anchor role for CTV NEWS AT FIVE, in addition to anchoring CTV NEWS AT 11:30.

“With Graham by my side at the anchor desk, we have weathered floods, tornadoes, a convoy, and a pandemic. His leadership and mentorship have been invaluable to me, and he leaves our team at the station well prepared for what lies ahead. It’s an honour and a privilege to move into this role, and I look forward to connecting with viewers at 6 p.m.,” said Boal. “It’s a particular pleasure to accept this role while my parents, who taught me the values of compassion and informed debate, continue to sit down each night to watch CTV NEWS AT SIX, as they have for decades. Along with my amazing kids, they are my greatest cheerleaders.”

“Our viewers are well-acquainted with Patricia, and the excellence she brings to CTV News Ottawa and 580 CFRA every day. I’m so happy for her, and I depart with the knowledge that the newscast is in great hands for many years to come,” said Richardson. “Patricia is an excellent news anchor, and her deep knowledge of the region, and her mentorship of young journalists, will continue to strengthen this station as Ottawa’s go-to source for news.”

“As a skilled journalist who is well-known to our audience, Patricia is the ideal choice to take over our flagship newscast and deliver the stories that matter most to our viewers,” said Peter Angione, Director of News and Information Programming, Bell Media Ottawa. “With Patricia as anchor, and the very best newsroom team in the region, CTV NEWS AT SIX will continue the long tradition of bringing Ottawa viewers the very best local news.”

A seasoned veteran of the media industry, Boal was on the desk for live coverage of the tornadoes that hit the Ottawa area in 2018, and was in the flood zone in 2017 and 2019 to share the stories of local homeowners.

Boal has also reported from multiple Olympic Games, including Rio 2016, London 2012, and Vancouver 2010. Additional major stories Boal has covered include reporting on the Canadian peacekeepers in Bosnia in 1999, the federal referendum vote in Montréal in 1995, and the Paul Bernardo murder trial in Toronto that same year.

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