Scott Lightfoot joined CTV Toronto, Toronto’s # 1 newscast, as a reporter in 2011. He comes to CTV Toronto from CTV Two London, where he was also a reporter.
With more than a decade of television production, writing and reporting experience, Lightfoot’s career highlights include the 2009 disappearance and murder of eight-year-old Victoria Stafford of London, ON and the gruesome 2006 Bandidos Massacre that shocked the small town of Shedden, ON, as well as earning CTV Two London the 2006 RTNDA Bert Cannings Award for Overall Best Newscast. While at CTV Two London, Lightfoot also produced a revealing series on out-of-control student behaviour that has been used as a teaching tool by police and the local college and university.
Education comes naturally for the son of two teachers, however, Lightfoot traded in report cards for reporting. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a B.A. in Media Information and Technoculture, Lightfoot continued his educational path at Ryerson University obtaining a B.A. in Journalism with a broadcast specialty. As early as four-years-old Lightfoot recalls reading fictional newscasts with his father for fun. “It’s a dream come to work for CTV’s Flagship local station – CTV Toronto,” said Lightfoot.
Hailing from London, ON, Lightfoot is not related to Gordon Lightfoot…but is the first recipient of the Scott Lightfoot Award for leadership, presented annually to a graduating student at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School.
When not at work, he's getting to know his adopted home away from home by exploring Toronto with camera in hand. He loves to try out restaurants around the GTA