CTV Ottawa anchor to retire

Max Keeping, co-anchor of CTV Ottawa’s News at Six and vice-president of news has announced plans to retire.

Graham Richardson will replace Keeping. Richardson has been CTV News’ parliamentary correspondent for the last three years and before that he has served as back-up anchor for CTV News Channel, Canada AM, and Power Play. He has also worked as CTV’s Los Angeles bureau chief and from Queen’s Park in Toronto.

Keeping will stay on as co-anchor alongside Carol Anne Meehan until the end of March and after he will become CTV Ottawa’s community ambassador.

CTV News president Robert Hurst said in a press release:

“Max Keeping is the greatest news anchor that the Ottawa and Seaway Valleys ever had. He is a beacon in the community and has touched thousands of people through his work on-air, with various charities, service groups, neighbourhoods, and schools. He will be greatly missed by his colleagues at CTV and his viewers.”

Keeping said:

“I’m hardly going to retire; I will continue to give my time to the countless community events and programs that do much good works in our community. This anchor chair has been my second home for 37 years and I know that I am leaving the viewers in good hands with Carol Anne and Graham.”