Kevin Newman

Radio Western Alumni Series: Kevin Newman

Richard Raycraft

Kevin Newman is one of Canadian broadcasting's most recognized faces.

The host of CTV's investigative series "W5" is also a fill-in anchor at CTV National News and, from 2001-10, was anchor of Global National.

But before all of that he was a pioneer of campus radio at Western University. News reporting, sports broadcasts and talk shows weren't part of the plan at CHRW at first. Newman insisted that they should be, and not long after that the first Western Mustangs football broadcast went to air on Radio Western.

He received an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western in 2011.

In this interview with spoken word director Richard Raycraft, Newman discusses why he decided to study at Western, the early days of CHRW, and more.

Photo courtesy of the Halifax International Security Forum.