Don Newman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 03 Apr, 2017
Facts of Don Newman
Date of Birth: 1940 , October-28
Age: 80 years old
Birth Nation: Canada
Name Don Newman
Birth Name Don Newman
Nick Name Don
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Winnipeg
Ethnicity wise
Profession Broadcast journalist
Working For CBC TV,CTV
Net Worth N/A
Salary N/A
Married Yes
Married to Audrey Ann Taylor
Children Lincoln
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Don Newman, age 76, is a former senior parliamentary editor of CBC TV and hosted CBC News World’s daily program on CBC News.

He is best known for his news ‘Welcome to the Broadcast’, in which he enunciates the first syllable of the last word more slowly and rest of the greetings.

Ethnicity wise, Newman is white and his nationality is a Canadian.

Early Life and Education

Newman was born on 28 October 1940, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

He was so much interested in hockey during his childhood. He played the game at the old Sir John Franklin Community Club in River Heights, before started High School at Kelvin in 1956.


Don Newman began his career at CTV, where he served as the network’s Washington correspondent from 1972 to 1976. After CTV, he moved to CBC and served in Washington for two years. He was the host of CBC’s This Week IN Parliament, from 1981 to 1983. He began to host daily Capital Report on the new News world. He also anchored major political events that affected Canadians on CBC News world.

Newman anchored coverage of it from the Canadian Embassy in Washington during major political events in the United States. From the CBC Ottawa bureau, he anchored both that event where his daily politics program is based.

Newman was honored with the Charles Lynch Award for his outstanding coverage of national issues in 1988. And he became a member of the Order of Canada in 1999. On 19 June 2009, he made his final” Politics” broadcast. Finally, he retired from CBC at the end of June 2009.

Newman returned to CBC for the 2011 federal election coverage.

Personal Life

Don Newman is a married man. He married Audrey Ann Taylor, whom he met at CKCK TV in Regina in 1961. The couple is blessed with one child named Lincoln, who was born in June 1971. Lincoln died at the age of twenty. After two years of Lincoln's death, his wife, Audrey-Ann also died due to ovarian cancer.

After living single for some year, Newman married Shannon Day as his second wife in 1998. The couple is very supportive in their professional as well as personal work.

Net Worth

Don Newman is one of the popular Canadian Television Broadcaster. He earns the massive amount of money from television career. But exact figures related to his salary and net worth is still under review.


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