Graham Richardson is Chief News Anchor for CTV News at 6:00 p.m. and afternoon news anchor on Newstalk 580 CFRA.
Graham Richardson joined CTV Ottawa in January, 2010, after nearly four years covering Parliament Hill for CTV National News.
Since joining CTV Ottawa, Richardson anchored the newscast from the scene of the tragic Ottawa city bus - VIA train crash that killed six people in the autumn of 2013; he led coverage from from the floor of the Ontario Liberal Leadership Convention in January 2013; and he anchored CTV Ottawa’s 2013 Bell Let’s Talk Day regional town hall. Richardson remains a familiar face to national viewers, serving as substitute anchor on CTV National News, and as part of Bell Media’s special team dedicated to Royal Wedding coverage in 2011.
During his time on Parliament Hill, Richardson travelled the world covering Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He filed reports from Kandahar Afghanistan, G-8 meetings in Germany and Japan, a critical NATO summit in Romania, official visits to India, Singapore, the Czech Republic, Poland and the United Nations in New York.
Richardson also travelled extensively with the Conservative and Liberal campaigns in the 2008 Federal Election.
Before his assignment on Parliament Hill, Richardson was CTV's Los Angeles Bureau Chief, covering the Michael Jackson trial, Hurricane Katrina, space shuttle landings, the Mexican election, and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino Italy.
Named one of Ottawa’s Top 25 in the Capital 2013 by Ottawa Life Magaizine in 2013, Richardson brings a depth of national and international experience to the anchor chair at CTV Ottawa, and also has a very strong sense of the capital and the larger broadcast region. A graduate of Queen's University in Kingston, Richardson has spent many summers along the shores of Bob's Lake near Westport.
When he's not working or volunteering, Richardson and his wife Leigh Anne can be found at ski hills and rinks across the region, watching their two sons Jack and Bennett on the ice and on the slopes.