Gord Martineau, one of Canada’s longest-serving TV journalists with a nearly forty-year career, retired from his anchoring job on February 29, 2016. RTNDA also honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 40-year career in broadcasting.
Gord Marineau is a happily married Canadian television journalist. They have been married for thirty years and are still deeply in love with each other. They’ve got each other’s back.
Gord Martineau Biography: Career, Net Worth
The Canadian journalist was born in 1947 and celebrates his birthday every year on September 23. He is currently 70 years old.
A native of Montreal, he began his career with City in 1977 as an anchor of CityPulse. From Terry Fox’s heroic marathon run to international affairs such as Canada’s involvement in Afghanistan and the events surrounding former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, he covered the most important local stories of the time.
Gord, who stands at a respectable height, previously worked for CJAD, an AM radio station based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and in Montreal. He was also with CJCH-TV in Halifax and CFCF-TV in Montreal before heading to Toronto.
Gord Martineau has also appeared as a news anchor in a few Toronto-based films, including Undue Influence, Dirty Work, and Urban Legend. In the 2012 web series Guidestones, he played a similar role.
After working for various TV stations, he eventually worked for Citytv, where he started in 1977 and left in 2016, and became one of Toronto’s most popular TV anchors.
Gord Martineau has received numerous prestigious awards for his work at City, including the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for “Best Local Newscast” for CityNews at 6.
He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012. In 2007, Martineau received a Gemini Award for “Canada’s Best News Anchor,” a Gemini Humanitarian Award, and an RTNDA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gord has been a television journalist for over forty years and earns a substantial salary from his broadcasting career. However, the precise amount of his net worth is only known to the media. The average salary for a journalist in Canada is C$41,074 per year.
How Did Gord Martineau Meet Sharon?
Gord Martineau married his longtime girlfriend, Sharon, on August 27, 1988, at Trinity United Church in Kirkland Lake, Ont., the same church where Sharon’s parents, Gayle and Ed Havrot, were married 63 years ago. Their closest friends and family members attended the wedding ceremony.
The couple first met in 1984 through some of their mutual friends, who thought they would make a lovely couple. On their first meeting, however, they could not agree on even one of the conversation topics.
On their first date, the story begins as follows: they are discussing a book called Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. When it came to determining who wrote the book, one said it was Kurt Vonnegut and the other said it was Jack Kerouac.
They had a heated debate, and it turned out that both were incorrect because Tom Wolfe wrote it. Following that, both Gord and Susan proceeded to their respective destinations, each having formed an opinion about the other.
Gord left their date thinking Sharon was a jerk, and Sharon thought Gord was a jerk. But they both sensed a spark, which was eventually sparked by long-distance phone calls. They were both secretly in love with each other, and on August 27, 1988, they married.
Gord Martineau took his wife Susan on a beautiful 10-day honeymoon to Maui, which the couple still remembers fondly. The couple went on to have two beautiful daughters named Taylor and Julia, bringing their family total to four people, including them.