Kevin Newman to replace Lloyd Robertson on CTV's W5

    1 of 2 2 of 2

      In the wake of CBC announcing that Peter Mansbridge will step down as anchor at The National, other changes are afoot in the world of Canadian TV news programs.

      CTV announced today (September 6) that Emmy Award–winning Journalist Kevin Newman will take the helm at the Canadian investigative news TV series W5 on October 1.

      Newman succeeds former W5 host and chief correspondent Lloyd Robertson. Robertson had hosted the show since 2011 after he resigned as chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News, a position he held for 35 years.

      Robertson will take up a new role as CTV News special correspondent on W5 and on CTV News.

      Prior to Robertson stepping down, he will host the W5 50th Anniversary Special on September 24 at 7 p.m. with a retrospective of half a century of investigative journalism.

      From the first story examining how easy it was to buy a gun in Toronto, the show has covered topics ranging from Margaret Trudeau's 1974 announcement about her mental health to Canada's antigay laws of the 1960s.

      Toronto-born Newman moved to Vancouver in 2001 to help start up Global BC. He also hosted Good Morning America from 1998 to 1999.

      In 2015, he and his son Alex co-authored the memoir All Out: A Father and Son Confront the Hard Truths That Made Them Better Men, which detailed Kevin's career as well as Alex's coming-out experience.

      You can follow Craig Takeuchi on Twitter at or on Facebook