To produce the most professional on air product anywhere!
June 2013-Current (part time) National Correspondent with the Consumer Education Group and the business show Canadian Business Spotlight airing nationally on BNN-The Business News Network.
Responsibilities include hosting/writing segments and interviewing business leaders, CEOs and CFOs, from some of Canada’s most successful and innovative companies. Shot on location in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Sept. 2014-February 2015 Multi Media Journalist for the Sun News Network in Ottawa. NOTE-Sun News Network closed its doors laying off all 200 employees including myself. I covered some of our country’s biggest stories from Parliament Hill. (National Bureau) Responsibilities included interviewing federal party leaders, MP’s, activists and writing/producing national stories daily for TV, print and online. I was also a regular contributor (reporter) on a national news magazine show.
2010-2013 Online Reporter, Videojournalist, Producer and Digital Marketing Specialist
Daily Web TV (Torstar/Metroland Media)In studio reporting, chase producing, research, writing, field reporting and co-producing business program featuring businesses across the Greater Toronto Area and Golden Horseshoe. (Hamilton and Niagara)
2011-Global TV Calgary, AB. (Mat Leave) Business Reporter & Producer
Anchor, Reporter and Producer for the financial news segment Minding Your Business plus wrote and co-produced the noon news, 5pm and 6pm newscasts.
2008-2010 National News Anchor, Reporter, Videojournalist and Field Producer-CTS TV Toronto ON. Award winning national TV news magazine program Faith Journal. Responsibilities included; anchoring, reporting, writing and segment producing (long form) features. Also guest journalist on News Talk program Behind the Story w/Richard Landau.
2008-2010 Production Coordinator/Senior Producer
for 24 x 30 min. episodes of Listen Up TV (Context with Lorna Dueck.) airing nationally on Global TV and 6 other networks. The show is an award winning (Communicator Awards 2010) news/current affairs program. Responsibilities included; reporting, senior producing, web management, budgeting, staff management, field & chase producing, booking double ender interviews across the U.S. and Canada, interviewing, news writing & videographer. (mini DV cam)
2007-2008 Online Business Anchor/Producer-DEX TV Brookshire MediaToronto ON. Responsible for anchoring, re-writing and producing 4 x 1 hour business newscasts daily featuring news from the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Interviewing industry leaders and analysts around the world. Covering the Canadian and Foreign equities markets, commodities and currencies. ***DEX TV went bankrupt***
2005-2006 Anchor, Reporter, Producer and Weather Analyst at CHAT TV and Radio CBC Affil. Jim Pattison Broadcast Group-Medicine Hat Alberta. Anchoring and writing the 5:30-6:30pm newscast. Anchoring news and weather long with producing the 11pm newscast plus reporting on council and breaking news events around Southern AB. including the devastating flood of June 2005.
Radio reporting and anchoring news updates on CHAT Radio during afternoon drive show. Emcee and speaker at community and TV station events. CHAT TV RTNDA best small market newscast award.
2003-2005 Videojournalist/Back up Anchor at CHEX TV and Channel 12 CHEX TV Durham CBC Affil. Peterborough and Oshawa, ON. Videography/reporting and editing council meetings, labour board meetings, crime beat and other major news events in Southern Ontario. Also write, and report on the business show Our Town a news magazine program featuring businesses across the Greater Toronto Area.
2000-2002 Feature Reporter and Producer- series on Global TV Calgary, AB. Autovision News Magazine TV series Report and produce series discussing advancements in Canada’s transportation industry-26 half hour episodes.
1998-2000 National Entertainment Anchor and Reporter/Writer of CMT Beat CMT Canada/ Corus Entertainment of Canada. Wrote and produced a 2 hr. special featuring Country music stars called Christmas Memories airing on CMT Canada and USA.
1992-1998 Host/Producer at 1170 CKGY in Red Deer, AB.
I hosted a mobile radio road show interviewing business owners, musical artists, professional athletes and celebrities who came through central Alberta. I also filled in for various radio shows including mornings, middays and afternoon drive.
Mount Royal University Graduate-1988
(2 year program)
Communicator Award-NYC-Production Coordinator/Senior Producer
Listen Up (Now Context with Lorna Dueck) is a News and Current Affairs program airing nationally on Global Television.
Certificate of Appreciation Award
Shaw Communications-Red Deer AB. In recognition and improving the quality of community programming by using and teaching a wide variety of television production skills.
"Hal Roberts worked as a reporter in the national bureau of Sun News Network. Through Hal's work, we were able to communicate complicated political stories in a way that resonated with our audience.
Hal is a hard working and professional reporter. He is also the type of person that brings out the best in others. I would recommend him to any news organization."
Former VP of News for the Sun News Network
TV Talent Agents