At the close of an extraordinary and challenging year affecting Canada and the world, CTV NATIONAL NEWS reflects on the top news stories of 2020 in the primetime special CTV NEWS: 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW, premiering Thursday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV (check local listings). CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme leads a virtual panel consisting of CTV NATIONAL NEWS correspondents joining remotely from across the country and around the world as they look back on the stories they covered and the people impacted in a pandemic year that has tested so many Canadians.
In addition, each of the Top 10 stories will be featured nightly on CTV NATIONAL NEWS, beginning tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 23) at 11 p.m. ET with #10: Tragedy and Triumph in Sport.
The novel coronavirus tops this year’s list of stories in 2020, taking three of the Top 10 spots. Additional significant news stories making the list include: the multiple tragedies that struck Nova Scotia this year; the social justice movement and anti-racism action; the U.S. Presidential Election, and more.
The complete list of topics comprising CTV NEWS’ Top 10 Stories of 2020 is as follows:
10. Tragedy and Triumph in Sport
9. Climate Change
8. Canada and the World
7. Reckoning on Race
6. U.S. Politics
5. COVID in America
4. Nova Scotia Tragedies
3. Economy in Crisis
2. COVID in Canada
1. COVID-19 Pandemic
CTV News correspondents based in Canada and abroad join CTV NATIONAL NEWS AT HOME: 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW, providing personal insights on the stories they covered in 2020 and celebrating those who have inspired them this year. Joining LaFlamme from their homes are Creeson Agecoutay, Todd Battis, Genevieve Beauchemin, Annie Bergeron-Oliver, Avis Favaro, Bill Fortier, Kevin Gallagher, Avery Haines, Daniele Hamamdjian, Vanessa Lee, Jill Macyshon, Richard Madan, Joy Malbon, Glen McGregor, Joyce Napier, Melanie Nagy, Omar Sachedina, Molly Thomas, John Vennavally-Rao, Tom Walters, Rick Westhead, Paul Workman, and Heather Wright.
Featuring in-depth and personal conversations and reflections, the hour-long special also provides personal accounts of how 2020 has impacted the lives of CTV’s journalists.
Viewers can visit CTVNews.ca to view the special and to access the network’s Top 10 stories of 2020, as well as past reports and the most-read articles of 2020. Encore presentations of CTV NATIONAL NEWS AT HOME: 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW on Friday, Jan. 1 at 8 a.m. ET on BNN Bloomberg; 11 a.m. ET on CTV News Channel; and 12 noon ET on CTV (check local listings).
CTV NATIONAL NEWS AT HOME: 2020 YEAR IN REVIEW is a CTV News production. Angelo Altomare and Paul Flynn are Editors. Rosa Hwang is Executive Producer. Wendy Freeman is President, CTV News.