Former CTV anchor Graham Richardson joins Edelman Global Advisory based in Ottawa

Graham Richardson is a former CTV Ottawa anchor.
Graham Richardson is a former CTV Ottawa anchor.

Former CTV Ottawa anchor Graham Richardson has joined Edelman Global Advisory (EGA) as managing director of media and communications, the company announced yesterday.

Richardson will be based in EGA’s Ottawa office, but will play a national role.

In his new position, Richardson will leverage his extensive media expertise to provide strategic communications counsel to clients across various sectors, the company said.

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“Joining EGA is a thrilling new chapter in my career,” said Richardson in a news release. “I am excited to bring my understanding of modern journalism and media to this global leading firm, where I can help clients effectively tell their stories and build trust with their audiences. EGA’s commitment to clear, simple communications align with my passion for storytelling.”

Richardson brings more than three decades of media experience to the firm. Over his 31-year career, he has covered major national and international events.

“Graham’s distinguished career in journalism and his deep connections within the media industry make him a tremendous asset to our team. We are delighted to welcome him to EGA and look forward to the unique perspective he will bring to our clients,” said Darcy Walsh, president of EGA Canada, in the release.

According to the company, Richardson’s “decades in front-line journalism, including in-depth coverage of all three levels of government, will allow him to help clients navigate complex stories and potentially explosive issues while engaging with the public. His experience will be invaluable in crafting compelling narratives and managing communications strategies.”

“EGA Canada in Ottawa continues to expand its roster of top-tier talent, solidifying its position as a leader in strategic communications. I am confident Richardson’s expertise will enhance our ability to deliver exceptional results and foster meaningful engagements for our clients,” said Bianca Freedman, CEO of Edelman Canada, in the release.

Richardson begins his new role Aug. 1, 2024.

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