Jennifer Ward

Jennifer Inez Ward is a Canadian broadcast journalist who was born on May 5, 1957. Ward had her education at the Banff School of Fine Arts. She graduated in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley Journalism School. Ward began her career in journalism broadcasting news at CHCH TV in Hamilton. In August 1988, she joined CFTO as a reporter and in September was promoted as a news anchor. She did double duty as weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. She left CFTO in 1991.

In July 1991, she moved from Canada to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the US and joined NBC KYW-TV as a reporter and anchor. She worked there for almost four years. She was the first solo female anchor for their evening news at 11 PM, a news anchor for the 6 PM news and correspondent for The Bulletin news magazine show. Her tasks included health reports and producing news specials. She is also a contributing columnist at Shades Magazine and writes about fiscal and labor issues. From 1995, she co-hosted Fox Television’s Good Day Philadelphia, a morning program.

Ward is the national news anchor for CTV News Channel and the news anchor for Canada AM, since November 1999. She is the morning weekend anchor on CTV News Channel and a regular anchor on Canada AM. Rated as one of the most popular anchors on the CTV network, she has conducted interviews with professionals from all walks of life, including CEOs, athletes and public figures. Ward covers business news at CBS MarketWatch, the Oakland Tribune and the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the contributing editor at Oakland Local and writes about public education and City Hall.

Ward’s achievements are not small. The highly acclaimed television journalist is the recipient of two Emmy Awards, television’s most coveted awards, from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. She won the first award in 1997 as a news reporter for her outstanding contribution to health and science. In 1998, she was honored with the second Emmy as a producer and host of a one hour special on school violence. In October 1992, she received the Television Personality of the Year Award.

The far-renowned journalist and television anchor does not share her personal life. There is nothing mentioned anywhere about it. She may be single, married or divorced. No one really knows. All that is ever known about her is her commitment to journalism. She loves her profession and enjoys her work. Ward is a breast cancer survivor. The cancer was diagnosed in January 2010. During her spare time, she enjoys shooting with her camera, painting, cooking and gardening. She spends time with Bowman, her dog. Ward is involved in various social causes. She volunteers her services to several charities to help educate and raise funds for the benefit of their causes, and is a motivational speaker on women’s health and personal issues.

Ward is best described as a highly motivated, passionate, independent and self-driven professional focused on completing her assignments successfully. Her desire, as a national news anchor is to communicate both national and international news stories as and when they happen in an authoritative and engaging manner.  

Last Modified: May 10, 2020

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