Jed Kahane

CTV News Montreal News Director

Montreal

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Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec

Education: McGill University

Jed's interest in news dates back to elementary school. Growing up in Montreal he was an avid radio listener, glued to the AM dial, listening to news and current affairs from home and around the world. Little did he know his childhood fascination would lead him to a career that's (very) busy for more than 30 years. While studying political science at McGill University in 1986, Jed got involved as a volunteer at Radio McGill, hosting news and current affairs programs. He learned enough to land a first job as overnight News Editor at CKO Newsradio, a national news radio network that went off the air in 1989. He moved on to the CBC in 1992 where he reported for Newswatch and the National. In 1997 he was hired by CTV National News and moved to Calgary as Alberta Bureau Chief, where he reported from across western Canada and the U.S., and did a lot of great skiing and mountain biking. In 2000 Jed returned home as Montreal Bureau Chief for CTV National News. In August 2008 he was named News Director for CTV Montreal, where he is responsible for overseeing all of the station's news operations.

During his two decades working as a correspondent, Jed covered some of the biggest stories of the day: the 1995 Quebec referendum; countless provincial and federal elections; the 9-11 terrorist attacks; school shootings at Columbine, Taber, Virginia Tech and at his alma mater Dawson College; hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, and the Turin Olympics in 2006. He also spent time working in the CTV's Washington and London bureaus.

Jed is an award-winning journalist, having won the Canadian Association of Journalists Award for investigative reporting as well as the title of Best Correspondent at the New York Festival.

He is delighted to be living in his hometown and putting his passion for journalism at the service of the community.