Long-time CBC reporter retires

Long-time television reporter Henry Champ has retired from the news business after a forty-year career, the CBC reports.

Champ began his career as a newspaper journalist in Manitoba and later moved into television, holding positions at CTV,  NBC News and most recently, the CBC, where he was CBC
Newsworld’s Washington correspondent. He reported on the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam war and was one of the first Canadian reporters admitted into China.

Champ got his first job in Brandon, Man. in 1960. He said:

“I was making $191 a month, and I remember thinking to myself … that if I could be called a good journeyman reporter by the time I was 45 — by my colleagues — that would be a wonderful career. And I think I made it.”

Watch a CBC video of Champ talking about his retirement.