Charles Jennings (journalist)

Toronto Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Peter Jennings
Charles Jennings
BornJanuary 2, 1908
DiedDecember 28, 1973 (aged 65)
Alma materTrinity College, University of Toronto
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Jennings
ChildrenPeter Jennings
Sarah Jennings

Charles Jennings (January 2, 1908 – December 28, 1973) was a Canadian journalist for the CBC and the father of ABC news anchor Peter Jennings.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Jennings was educated at North Toronto Collegiate and then Trinity College, University of Toronto.

In 1928, he started a job as a radio announcer at CKGW (now CBLA) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Then, he worked in New York briefly before returning to Canada to work for the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission where he became chief announcer and was Canada's first national news anchor reading the nightly Canadian Press News. He stayed with the CRBC's successor, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and, in 1964, he became vice-president of the CBC, retiring in 1971.

At the time of his death, Charles Jennings left behind his wife, Elizabeth, and his children, the youngest, journalist and commentator Sarah, and the oldest, broadcaster Peter.

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