News anchor Pierre Bruneau announces his retirement
With a 46-year career at the TVA network, anchor Pierre Bruneau announced this Thursday that he will be hosting his final newscast on June 16.
“It has been a real honor for me to hold this seat for so many years and to have established a connection privileged with the public”, he declared.
“I had the chance to accompany Quebecers through key moments in the news from here and elsewhere.”
“I am sincerely grateful to the viewers for their loyalty and to my colleagues for their support and excellent work,” he continues.
Although he is leaving the daily bulletin that he hosts, Pierre Bruneau will remain on the TVA antenna the aut next in the provincial election campaign.
According to Groupe TVA's interim president and CEO, Pierre Karl Péladeau, Pierre Bruneau is “an exceptional man”.
< p>“Over the past six decades, Pierre Bruneau has forged a very special bond with Quebecers of all generations,” he says.
Renowned for his professionalism and his passion , Pierre Bruneau began his radio career in the 1970s. He joined TVA – called Télé-Métropole at the time – in 1987.
He was a news anchor many significant events, such as the Polytechnique massacre, the Oka crisis, the ice storm and the attacks of September 11.
He also covered nearly forty election nights, including 26 as head of antenna.