Norman Fetterley die : With deep sadness, we announce the passing of esteemed Canadian journalist Norman Fetterley on November 23, 2023, at the age of 74. The details surrounding his departure have not been publicly disclosed.
Who was Norman Fetterley
Norman Fetterley, an influential Canadian journalist whose journey in the field began way back in 1967 when he started as a young voice on CJRN radio in Niagara Falls. Transitioning to television in Thunder Bay in 1972 marked a significant step in his career.
As Fetterley evolved, so did his impact. Serving as a parliamentary correspondent for CJOH and CTV News, he delved into the terms of various Canadian prime ministers, from Pierre Elliott Trudeau to Jean Chretien. His knack for storytelling and a distinct writing style shone through in the popular segment “Gallery Talk,” where he, along with fellow correspondents, dissected the week’s political events.
What set Fetterley apart were his scripts, infused with a unique flair and sprinkled with references to historical figures like Diefenbaker, Churchill, Shakespeare, and occasionally even Elvis Presley. His encyclopedic knowledge of Parliament, Canadian history, and the monarchy elevated him to a respected position in the newsroom. Norman Fetterley bid farewell to CTV News Ottawa in June 2013 after an illustrious 45-year career, leaving behind a profound legacy in Canadian journalism.