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Montreal icon Bill Haugland retires

MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ – CTV Montreal announced today that after more than 45 years, celebrated evening news co-anchor Bill Haugland will retire. His final newscast will be on November 30.

"Bill is one of Montreal’s most popular and trusted television news personalities and has been an integral part of this community over the past 40 years," said Don Bastien, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CTV Montreal. "He is an institution in this city and his legacy will not soon be forgotten. All of his friends family and colleagues at CTV Montreal wish him the very best."

Bill Haugland has been with CTV Montreal, formerly CFCF, since he started in the mailroom in 1961 and worked his way up to the anchor desk where he has reported since 1977. Throughout his career, Bill has covered all the major events of the last 45 years, from the celebrations of Expo ’67 to the turbulent October Crisis in 1970 and the election of the Parti Quebecois in 1976. His calm presence reassured Montreal as the province held two sovereignty referendums in 1980 and 1995. Earlier this year, Bill was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada.

"Bill has been a fixture on this city’s news scene for as long as I can remember… from John Lennon’s ‘bed in’ to the aftermath of the Dawson College shootings, Bill has served this community with a dedication that can be seen in each and every newscast," said Mike Piperni, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Montreal.

"Bill has been a major factor behind CTV being the top-ranked English language network in the city and we’ll continue to follow his lead in delivering Montreal’s most complete and comprehensive local newscasts."

Bill is also actively involved in numerous community projects including CTV’s annual blood donor clinic and the telethon for research into children’s diseases which last year raised nearly $5 million dollars. Bill also leads CTV’s annual Spirit of Giving campaign that helps several community-based organizations with food, clothing and other supplies.
"I am extremely proud to be associated with CTV Montreal and one of the best news teams in the country," said Haugland. "It has been a privilege to be part of this community and I’d like to personally thank Montrealers for their support over the years and allowing me into their living rooms each evening"

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Montreal icon Bill Haugland retires

MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ – CTV Montreal announced today that after more than 45 years, celebrated evening news co-anchor Bill Haugland will retire. His final newscast will be on November 30.

"Bill is one of Montreal’s most popular and trusted television news personalities and has been an integral part of this community over the past 40 years," said Don Bastien, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CTV Montreal. "He is an institution in this city and his legacy will not soon be forgotten. All of his friends family and colleagues at CTV Montreal wish him the very best."

Bill Haugland has been with CTV Montreal, formerly CFCF, since he started in the mailroom in 1961 and worked his way up to the anchor desk where he has reported since 1977. Throughout his career, Bill has covered all the major events of the last 45 years, from the celebrations of Expo ’67 to the turbulent October Crisis in 1970 and the election of the Parti Quebecois in 1976. His calm presence reassured Montreal as the province held two sovereignty referendums in 1980 and 1995. Earlier this year, Bill was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada.

"Bill has been a fixture on this city’s news scene for as long as I can remember… from John Lennon’s ‘bed in’ to the aftermath of the Dawson College shootings, Bill has served this community with a dedication that can be seen in each and every newscast," said Mike Piperni, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Montreal.

"Bill has been a major factor behind CTV being the top-ranked English language network in the city and we’ll continue to follow his lead in delivering Montreal’s most complete and comprehensive local newscasts."

Bill is also actively involved in numerous community projects including CTV’s annual blood donor clinic and the telethon for research into children’s diseases which last year raised nearly $5 million dollars. Bill also leads CTV’s annual Spirit of Giving campaign that helps several community-based organizations with food, clothing and other supplies.
"I am extremely proud to be associated with CTV Montreal and one of the best news teams in the country," said Haugland. "It has been a privilege to be part of this community and I’d like to personally thank Montrealers for their support over the years and allowing me into their living rooms each evening"

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Montreal icon Bill Haugland retires

MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ – CTV Montreal announced today that after more than 45 years, celebrated evening news co-anchor Bill Haugland will retire. His final newscast will be on November 30.

"Bill is one of Montreal’s most popular and trusted television news personalities and has been an integral part of this community over the past 40 years," said Don Bastien, Senior Vice President and General Manager, CTV Montreal. "He is an institution in this city and his legacy will not soon be forgotten. All of his friends family and colleagues at CTV Montreal wish him the very best."

Bill Haugland has been with CTV Montreal, formerly CFCF, since he started in the mailroom in 1961 and worked his way up to the anchor desk where he has reported since 1977. Throughout his career, Bill has covered all the major events of the last 45 years, from the celebrations of Expo ’67 to the turbulent October Crisis in 1970 and the election of the Parti Quebecois in 1976. His calm presence reassured Montreal as the province held two sovereignty referendums in 1980 and 1995. Earlier this year, Bill was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada.

"Bill has been a fixture on this city’s news scene for as long as I can remember… from John Lennon’s ‘bed in’ to the aftermath of the Dawson College shootings, Bill has served this community with a dedication that can be seen in each and every newscast," said Mike Piperni, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Montreal.

"Bill has been a major factor behind CTV being the top-ranked English language network in the city and we’ll continue to follow his lead in delivering Montreal’s most complete and comprehensive local newscasts."

Bill is also actively involved in numerous community projects including CTV’s annual blood donor clinic and the telethon for research into children’s diseases which last year raised nearly $5 million dollars. Bill also leads CTV’s annual Spirit of Giving campaign that helps several community-based organizations with food, clothing and other supplies.
"I am extremely proud to be associated with CTV Montreal and one of the best news teams in the country," said Haugland. "It has been a privilege to be part of this community and I’d like to personally thank Montrealers for their support over the years and allowing me into their living rooms each evening"

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