Pierre Bruneau retires on June 16 after 46 years as a presenter at TVA.
The journalist announced at 5pm on Thursday. He said he was now ready for a “well-considered retirement”.
However, viewers will see him in another role during this fall provincial election campaign.
“The end of an episode will always be disruptive, even if beautiful things await us. It is a real honor for me to have occupied this seat for so many years and formed a special bond with the public,” he said.
“I am sincerely grateful for the loyalty of the audience and the support and excellent work of my colleagues. The transition to this new phase of my life will be smooth as I return to this fall during the provincial election campaign.
In addition, Pierre Bruneau will continue to be the motivator, administrator and spokesperson for the Charles-Brunau Foundation.
Pierre Karl Péladeau, interim chairman and CEO of Groupe TVA, paid tribute to Pierre Bruneau in a statement.
“Bear, you are an exceptional man who is respected by your peers and loved by the public. For the past 46 years I have been proud to count you in a large Quebec family. Thanks to your passion and your professionalism, you have been able to take TVA News Service to new heights, ”he wrote.
Mr. Péladeau stressed the “very special bond” that the announcer had succeeded in joining “Quebecers of all generations”.
“Going with them every evening with toughness, fit and humanity is an integral part of their daily lives.”
Pierre Bruno began his career as a journalist at CFDA Radio in Victoriaville in 1972. After working for CJTR Trois-Rivières Radio, he worked at CKAC Montreal from 1973 to 1980.
He joined TVA (then Télé-Métropole) in 1976 as a news anchor.
Since 1978, he has hosted bulletins on TVA 12h and LCN and TVA at 4:30 pm, 5 pm and 6 pm.
From the Polytechnic massacre to the blizzard, Pierre Bruno has come to the audience with significant events, including the September 11 attacks and the recent Govt-19 epidemic.
– 23 Art Cups
– Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002
– Decorated by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Order of Merit in 2003
– Decorated by the National Order of Quebec in 2008
– Decorated by the Order of Canada in 2012
– Distinguished himself by the 2021 Raymond-Sarat Prize, the accuracy of his language, his vocabulary and the clarity of his expression.
“Pop culture practitioner. Award-winning tv junkie. Creator. Devoted food geek. Twitter lover. Beer enthusiast.”