Patricia Boal is the anchor of CTV News at 6:00 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and evening news anchor on Newstalk 580 CFRA.
Patricia has held positions with CTV Ottawa ranging from Sports Anchor to Weather Anchor to her current role as CTV News at 6:00 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. Anchor.
She has a true passion for telling stories and breaking news. When she is not on the television anchor desk, you can hear her delivering evening newscasts on Newstalk 580 CFRA and providing news updates on ottawa.ctvnews.ca, Twitter and Facebook.
Patricia is a McGill University graduate. With the intention of pursuing a career in print journalism, she subsequently attended Algonquin College, which created an opportunity to get into the radio business. Patricia started at Newstalk 580 CFRA in 1994 and spent several years working in the newsroom and doing morning news on what is now Ottawa’s New Country 94. Highlights included covering the Federal referendum vote in Montreal in 1995 and the Paul Bernardo murder trial in Toronto that same year. She did sideline reporting for CFRA's Ottawa Rough Rider broadcasts. In the late 90s, she hosted the Rogers TV show Overtime with co-host James Cybulski, while continuing to work in radio.
In 1999 Patricia began covering the Senators and Canadiens for what was then Headline Sports (The Score). She was later hired as The Score TV Network's first Ottawa/Montreal bureau reporter. For two seasons Patricia also hosted Sens pay per view games as part of the SENSTV crew. She covered the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil for the Olympic broadcast consortium, the 2012 London Olympics for the Olympic News Channel, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, as well as the youth Olympics in Singapore.
Patricia is active in the community, serving as honourary board member for STRIDE assistance for the disabled. She and her daughter do volunteer work at the Ottawa Mission.
Patricia is married and has two daughters, one son, and a step-daughter.