Peter John Murphy

Peter John Murphy


Peter John Murphy is an award winning Television reporter and anchor whose career spanned forty years from 1967 to 2007 and included coverage of some of most the important events in Canada’s recent past. Murphy began his broadcast career in 1967 at CKX TV in Brandon Manitoba. After stints at CJAY-TV, Winnipeg; CFTO-TV, Toronto and CBC-TV Toronto, Murphy spent twenty nine years as a senior National Correspondent and Anchor at CTV National News. Among the major stories he covered: The FLQ crisis in Quebec in 1970, Almost every National Federal election since 1967, both Quebec referendums, the 1982 and 1991 recessions and many other events too numerous to mention. During his posting as CTV's London Correspondent from 1982-1984 Murphy covered The Falklands War, The Israeli invasion of Lebanon. From 1985-1999 Murphy filled in as anchor for CTV National News National. Among other awards Murphy received the RTNDA Charlie Edwards Network Award in 1996 and the Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005.