Lloyd Robertson

Inside Biography


Eighty-two years old Lloyd Robertson is a Canadian journalist and retired news anchor. He is a special correspondent on CTV’s weekly series, W5. Robertson served as the chief anchor and senior editor of CTV’s national newscast 'CTV News with Lloyd Robertson' until September 2011. He then retired from the CTV National News team.

Lloyd Robertson has covered many major events throughout his career. Some of the events are 1967 opening of Expo 67, the 1969 Moon landing, and Olympic Games. While on the scene, he has covered Berlin wall’s construction and the death of four retired prime ministers of Canada. He belongs to Canadian nationality and his ethnicity is white. Lloyd was born on January 19, 1934, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

Early life and Education

Lloyd is a son of George Henderson and Lilly Frances. His father had eight children with his first wife after she died. He remarried with the mother of Lloyd and they had two children together. Lloyd Robertson's father worked in the Canadian Pacific Railways and the mother was the homemaker. The father is of Scottish decent while the mother came from England.

Lloyd Robertson was not able to have a good childhood since the mother was suffering from mental problems. His father was old and had fight off cancer when he was young. Most of the time, he was cared by his half siblings than his parents. Lloyd completed high school and continued to work at CJCS until he moved to CJOY in 1954.

Radio and CBC

Lloyd Robertson was very fond of becoming a journalist right from his early age of 12. At this time, he enjoyed watching the marching walk and brought forth plenty of events. Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio. He then began working after school on Saturdays as an operator, spinning 78-rpm records.

Lloyd Robertson auditioned to work at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation then he thought “I’m never going to see this building again.” In 1956, he applied for CBWT-TV in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He moved to Toronto to host CBC Weekend after two years. Later, he became the anchor of The National from 1970 to 1976, before the moving at CTV Television Network in October that year.


Lloyd Robertson co-anchored the CTV national with Harvey Kirck from 1976 to 1984. Robertson became the senior news anchor for CTV when Kirk retired from the anchor desk in 1984. He has also served as one of the hosts of CTV’s current affairs program W5 since 2004. Lloyd denied rumors of his impending retirement as a work of fiction on Vancouver talk radio in February 2010.

Lloyd Robertson was honored with a Gemini award for the Best host, Anchor or Interviewer in the year of 1992, 1994, and 1997.

Personal life and Affair

Moving towards his personal life, Lloyd Robertson has been married only once. He married his high school sweetheart Nancy Barrett in July 1956. The couple has four beautiful daughters.

by Bchrome, 02 Feb, 2017

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