Todd van der Heyden is one of CTV Montreal’s leading reporters. Along with Mutsumi Takahashi, he hosts the weekday lunchtime newscast. He is also the host of the investigative segment On Your Side, which gives a voice to viewers’ concerns and problems that may not otherwise be covered by daily news. When asked about his career as a journalist, Todd van der Heyden proves just how unique and demanding his job can be.
Where did you study journalism?
I studied at Carleton University and received my Bachelors in Journalism in 1996. I also [studied] at Concordia University where I got my Graduate Diploma in Communication Studies in 2004.
How did you become a reporter?
I started off working for free by volunteering at a local cable access channel in Montreal. It was formerly known as Vid