Born in Montreal Bob Benedetti has lived here all his life except for 6 years while serving with the RCAF. During that period he flew CF-100 All-Weather Interceptors in Europe as part of Canada’s contribution to NATO.
In 1970 Bob joined the Broadcasting industry where he was to remain for the next 35 years. Starting out as a newscaster with CFOX Radio on Montreal’s West Island he moved to CFCF TV the following year. His first job at CFCF was Producer of the award winning As It Is, a weekly public affairs program. Later he teamed up with the late Ginger Jones to form Pulse Probe, Montreal’s first television unit dedicated to producing hard hitting investigative reports for Pulse News. The numerous awards garnered by this unit included the prestigious Ohio State Award and the B’Nai Brith Human Rights League Award of Merit.
During his 34 years with CFCF TV and CTV Montreal Bob also worked as a general assignment reporter covering such major events as the tragic fires at the Bluebird Café in Montreal and the New Year’s Eve blaze at Chapais in Northern Quebec. He received an ACTRA Award (now called Gemini) for a hard hitting expose of the Apostles of Infinite Love.
As a Special Events Producer Bob was responsible for live election and political convention broadcasts and special events as diverse as Premier Rene Levesque’s Visit to Paris and Super Bowl XXI broadcast in French on the TQS Network. He also computerized the news department and acquired the first Satellite Truck in Canada which was the first privately licensed Satellite ground in Canada.
On two occasions Bob served as Executive Producer of News the position he held at retirement in 2004.
Following retirement Bob served as Mayor of Beaconsfield for four years and now writes a daily blog Home Technology Montreal, his take on the latest in Personal Technology and Car Tech. He can be read daily at http://hometechmtl.com.
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