His depth of experience, expertise and vast networks in media, politics and business, enable Don Newman to provide valuable strategic public affairs, communications and media advice.
One of Canada’s most respected journalists and an award-winning broadcaster, his career spans five decades. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, a life-member and past president of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery, and has numerous other honours, awards and honorary degrees.
As Senior Parliamentary Editor of CBC Television News for over two decades, he anchored major live news and election specials in Canada and the U.S., as well as his must-watch political affairs programs (“Politics”, “This Week in Parliament”, and “Capital Report”) and National Remembrance Day Ceremonies. Don Newman helped launch CBC’s all-news channel, CBC News Network, the first of its kind in Canada, and negotiated with the Supreme Court of Canada to allow live coverage of its major decisions. He also reported for “The National” and was U.S. correspondent for CBC and CTV, a reporter for The Globe and Mail and Winnipeg newspapers, and a broadcaster on the Prairies.
In addition to being a public affairs consultant, Don Newman is a public speaker, event moderator, political commentator, and a recent author. His career memoir “Welcome to the Broadcast” was published by HarperCollins in 2013.**
He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Canada 2020, a think tank offering policy solutions for the future; Chair of the Nominating Committee at the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; Executive Member of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom; a Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto, and volunteers his time for non-profit groups. He and his wife Shannon Day are supporters of the Arts.
**“If you want an inside look at this country’s broadcasting and political life over the past 40 years, Newman’s thoughtful and engaging book would be a place to begin.” Toronto Star. “A true page-turner for anyone with a strong interest in politics.” Winnipeg Free Press.