EVENT DATE: February 8, 2017
TOPIC: Favourite Stories from an Anchorman – and the challenges to survival in the evolving TV News industry
Bill Hutchins is a veteran News Anchor at CKWS-TV. He has anchored the station’s flagship news program, Newswatch @ 6, since 1997. In addition to his daily anchoring duties, Bill enjoys leaving the desk occasionally to cover stories, especially City Hall issues, while helping with daily story assignments and assisting videographers.
Born in Toronto, Bill attended the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University. He got his first taste of electronic journalism while still a student, as the part-time News Director at the campus radio station in 1983. His professional career started in 1984 as a newscaster and reporter at Toronto radio stations CKEY, CFRB and CKFM and also as a writer for Broadcast News.
In 1990 he moved to Kingston with his family to join CKWS TV as a reporter. Bill has two teenage children and enjoys movies, reading and freelance writing.