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Articles by Sean Irvine
Award-winning reporter Sean Irvine is a videographer and occasional anchor for CTV London and CTV Windsor.
Sean, a native Londoner, rejoined CTV News in January 2011, after spending three years in a senior communications role with one of London’s largest employers.
Until March of 2014, Sean was the weekend anchor for CTV London and CTV Windsor.
Sean has extensive media experience, having started his career at a Barrie radio station.
From there, Sean would work at three other Ontario radio stations in various roles of increasing responsibility. In 1996, he switched from radio to television and headed to western Canada where he worked as a news anchor/reporter for Craig Broadcasting in Manitoba and then for CTV Saskatchewan.
Sean returned to Ontario in 1998 to join CKNX as a reporter. In 2001, he became the news anchor of CFPL’s top-rated morning show in London and later became a reporter/anchor. After his three-year sojourn in corporate communications, Sean rejoined CTV London and CTV Windsor in 2011 as the new weekend anchor. He returned to reporting and occassional anchoring in 2014.
Sean has been honoured twice with Radio & Television News Directors Award (RTNDA). Most recently for his 2013 series, “Families are Forever,” a feature of a family of six children who lost both parents. In 2007, his series Return to Vimy was also recognized.
Sean was also the recipient of a unique national award from the Canadian Urban Transit Commission, for his ongoing feature The Peoples Bus, a segment that was copied by numerous newsrooms across North America.
In 2012, Sean’s series Life After Ford was selected, over several entries from national news agencies, for the Communications, Energy & Paperworkers Union (CEP) – Journalism Award. The series focused on the employees and communities affected by the closure of the Ford St. Thomas Plant.
Sean is an active volunteer in his community. He has served on the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of London and Middlesex, the Board of Directors of the Kidney Foundation, and with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He also hosts numerous charitable and community events and has been a speaker and student mentor at both Fanshawe College and Western University’s School of Continuing Education. He is also an active minor hockey coach.
Sean holds a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Fanshawe College and a Certificate in Public Relations and Communications from Western University.