Published Friday, March 26, 2010 10:58AM EDT
Max Keeping is Vice-President of News at CTV Ottawa
and anchor of its flagship 6 p.m. news program.
Max and the Home Team have dominated the news ratings in this region
(Ottawa, the Ottawa and Seaway Valleys and Outaouais) for three
Max is CTV's Ottawa News beacon in the community, making more than
200 personal appearances annually on behalf of charities, service
groups, neighbourhoods and schools.
Max is a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
He has received the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship, a 2003 Gemini,
the 2004 Ottawa United Way's Community Builder of the Year, and dozens
of other awards.
A new wing of the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario is named
in Max's honour. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of
Broadcasting's Hall of Fame. In 2007, Max was awarded an Honourary
Doctorate by the University of Ottawa. He has also helped raise more
than $100-million for charities during his 36 years at CTV Ottawa.
Max is Honourary Chair of the Ottawa Senators Foundation; the Children's Wish Foundation – Ottawa; the Alterna Do It For Dad Prostate Cancer Walk/Run; Founder of the Max Keeping Foundation; Co-Founder and director of Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa; Special Ambassador for CHEO; Patron, Ottawa Carleton Christmas Exchange; Patron, Ottawa Alzheimer Society; Member of the Leadership Committee of Ottawa United Way/Centraide; Member of the Advisory Committee for Roger's House; Member of the Courage Campaign for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation; and assists campaigns for many other organizations.
Max was born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland. He's been a working journalist for 51 years.