March 12, 2005

Another Canadian fixture is gone

Veteran journalist and broadcaster Bill Cameron, a fixture on Canadian news and current-affairs programming since the 1970s, died yesterday of cancer.

Cameron began his broadcasting career with Global TV in 1978, leaving to anchor the newsdesk at Toronto's CITY-TV in 1983 before becoming a reporter and alternate host for the CBC's news magazine program The Journal - which is where I remember him most vividly, as I was a regular viewer of The National and The Journal every evening while in high school. He remained with the CBC in various capacities until the deep budget cuts of 1999.

He was 62.