Ken Shaw brings not only a wealth of journalistic experience to his role at CTV News Toronto, but also an exceptional record of community service. Since April, 2001, he has been the Co-Anchor of Toronto’s #1 newscast – CTV NEWS AT NOON and SIX.
Shaw joined CTV Toronto as a reporter in 1979, while at the same time reporting on major Canadian news stories for American network news programs including ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, NIGHTLINE, and NBC’s THE TODAY SHOW. He started anchoring the 11:30 p.m. newscast at CTV in 1981, and was named the National Editor in 1998. From 1999 to 2001, Ken Shaw became familiar to viewers across Canada as the Weekday Anchor for CTV News Channel.
The seeds of broadcasting were planted in 1972, when Shaw became a technical trainee for Baton Broadcasting, which today is known as CTV News. From these humble beginnings, he became a co-writer and actor for a sitcom SHH! IT’S THE NEWS.
Off-air, Shaw devotes a great deal of time and energy to various local charities and community events. He is a director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Canada and ProAction Cops & Kids. Shaw is also the past director of The Duke of Edinburgh Awards and The Hinks Dellcrest Centre. In 2010, he received the Order of Ontario for his track record of excellence in volunteer service in the Greater Toronto Area he serves.
Over the past few years, Shaw has been the chair of the Abilities Centre, as it worked to build the 125,000-square foot "Centre of Excellence" in Whitby, to assist people of all ages with special needs. The Centre opened officially in May, 2012.
An avid golfer, Shaw and his wife Nancy host an annual golf tournament “The Nancy and Ken Shaw Charity Golf Tournament”, raising funds for Providence Healthcare. Shaw received the 2010 Legends Recognition Award in the City of Oshawa, an award given for outstanding positive impacts on the Oshawa community.
On June 8, 2012 Shaw received an honourary Doctor of Laws from University of Ontario Institute of Technology.