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article imageVeteran Canadian broadcast journalist Henry Champ dies at 75

By Arthelo Palma     Sep 23, 2012 in Lifestyle
Henry Champ, 75, a veteran Canadian broadcast journalist died Sunday morning in Washington, D.C., his son Adam confirmed, as CBC News reports.
Prior to his popular appearance on CBC, CTV and NBC network news, Henry Champ was a print reporter for the Brandon Sun in Manitoba, then his career began to flourish.
Based on a report,
Champ worked as a correspondent for NBC News from 1983 to 1993, when he became anchor of CBC News Morning. Champ retired from the CBC in 2008 and was serving as chancellor of his alma mater Brandon University in Manitoba.
Prior to joining NBC, he reported for Canada's CTV News, and was among the last Western journalists to leave Vietnam during the fall of Saigon.
Since 2008, Champ was also a contributing blogger to the CBC's website.
While Champ was a contributing blogger to the CBC website, he became a Chancellor of Brandon University, his alma mater, for second term.
Leaderpost reports:
Champ worked to help American students get comfortable with the university, and took students under his wing to help them with campus life, the school said at the time of his re-election.
Mansbridge said Champ remained a proud Canadian, even when living in the United States, and that Champ flew the Maple Leaf at his farm outside Washington.
Champ was an epitome of a good man, a dedicated and a responsible journalist. CBC reports:
"Lovely, sweet, funny man. He could interview anyone. He never took himself too seriously," Nancy Waugh, executive producer for CBC Halifax said after hearing the news of his death.
"Here's a guy who has covered some of the great stories of our generation and the generation before it, from Vietnam right up until today, really, because he was still writing blogs for the CBC, in just the last little while. But Henry was so much more than a journalist. He was a good friend to everybody he worked with and everybody he met. Everybody feels the same way about Henry. He was just a caring guy. He'd help you out no matter who he was working for. He was there to help you, to mentor you," Peter Mansbridge, CBC’s chief who has worked with Champ on several occasions said.
CBC report of Champ’s death receives comments and sympathies from people who have known Champ for years of responsible journalism.
”I enjoyed Henry's reporting very much. His reports were always well written and extremely informative. I am very sad to hear he has passed away.”
"Sad. Another trustworthy man gone."
"I've enjoyed your reports for many many years Mr. Champ. You'll be missed. Rest easy."
"A wonderful Journalist and Gentleman - He will be missed on both sides of the lense'"
"That is very sad. I always enjoyed his reporting."
"Sad. Another trustworthy man gone."
Henry Champ was living in Washington with his wife.
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