Seamus O’Regan

Seamus O'Regan

Seamus O'Regan

CTV National News Correspondent

Keynote Presentation | March 5 | Calgary

Seamus O’Regan is one of the few journalists to have interviewed four former Prime Ministers—Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, John Turner and Joe Clark—together. Now a correspondent with CTV National News, the former co-host of CTV’s Canada AM is as equally at home conversing with others as he is sharing his own stories on topics ranging from leadership to the importance of mental health. Comfortable both in-front of the camera and in front of a crowd, O’Regan brings his natural charisma to everything he does.

On Canada AM, O’Regan interviewed such newsmakers as former US president Bill Clinton, prime minister Paul Martin, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Shania Twain, William Shatner, Conrad Black, and Prince. The program took him across Canada and around the world, from NORAD headquarters inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado, to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. A good sport, he trained (briefly) with the Cirque de Soleil and piloted (very briefly!) a CF-18 jet fighter.

O’Regan led CTV’s extensive coverage of Live Earth and the Concert for Diana. He hosted The Giller Prize―Canadian fiction’s most coveted literary award―three times, as well as the television special The Next Great Prime Minister.

He was the first journalist to be listed on Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” and he was named to Maclean’s magazine’s 100 “Young Canadians to Watch” in the new century.

He currently serves on the boards of the World Wildlife-Canada; The Rooms―which houses the Provincial Art Gallery, Museum, and Archives of Newfoundland―and Labrador; and The Company Theatre group in Toronto.

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador, O’Regan studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin; marketing strategies at INSEAD (the international business school near Paris); and received his Master’s of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge.

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