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University Advancement | March 2018  


Dale Goldhawk

Dale Goldhawk

Dale Goldhawk
Canadian broadcaster and investigative journalist
Journalism ’67


Dale Goldhawk spent 48 years as a Canadian broadcaster and investigative journalist. He began his career at the Toronto Telegram in 1967. He moved to CHIC Radio in 1971. In 1974, Goldhawk went to Global Television. In 1980, he joined CBC TV, hosting Goldhawk Fights Back. From 1986 to 1992, he hosted Cross Country Check-up on CBC Radio. From 1992 to 2001, he moved Goldhawk Fights Back to CTV. From 2001 to 2016, he hosted radio and TV shows on Rogers, CPAC, Newstalk 1010 and AM 740. In 2016, he established Goldhawk Group Canada, a public and media relations company.


Fond memory?

The long hours I spent as one of the editors of The Ryersonian.


Favourite place to eat?

Steeles on Yonge Street. When money was running out in my third year, the staff let me come in, order one beer and get several bowls of complimentary peanuts. I called it lunch.


A favourite Ryerson prof?

Journalism professor Ted Schrader. He had the kind of piss and vinegar attitude and social conscience that I admired and later discovered in the irascible, crusading journalist Frank Drea whom I worked for at the Tely on an advocacy column called ACTION LINE.


Favourite tradition?

The island picnic. I remember as a frosh, I was commanded to push a bed on wheels from Gould Street to the ferry docs. When that didn’t kill me and my fellow freshmen, I was informed by the bed commander (who I later discovered was a javelin-throwing champion who could have pushed us all on the bed) that she and her fellow passengers were also frosh. We almost died laughing. After the shock wore off.