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broadcaster , newspaper columnist

William Peter Main Trueman, Canadian broadcaster, columnist. Decorated officer Order of Canada; recipient Bowater award for journalism, 1962, Sam Ross award, 1983, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002; Paul Harris fellow, Rotary, Kingston, 2005.

Background

Trueman, William Peter Main was born on December 25, 1934 in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Son of Albert William and Jean Alberta (Miller) Trueman.

Education

Student, University New Brunswick, 1954.

Career

United Nations correspondent, Montreal Star, 1957-1962; Washington correspondent, Montreal Star, 1962-1965; parliamentary correspondent, Toronto Star, Ottawa, Ontario, 1965-1967; national director, United Nations Association in Canada, 1967-1968; national news writer, Canadian Broadcasting Company, Toronto, 1968-1969; executive producer news, head network news, Canadian Broadcasting Company, 1969-1972; freelance reporter, 1972-1973; anchorman, Global television News, Don Mills, Ontario, 1974-1988; free lance broadcaster, since 1988; media critic, Toronto Star's Starweek magazine, 1988-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Host, mng. Editor Canadian Discovery Channel television series Great Canadian Parks, 1995-2000.

Connections

Married Eleanor Joy Wark, December 22, 1956. Children: Anne, Mark, Victoria.

father:
Albert William Trueman

mother:
Jean Alberta (Miller) Trueman

spouse:
Eleanor Joy Wark

children:
Anne Trueman

Mark Trueman

Victoria Trueman