Anton Koschany

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Anton Koschany, (born August 16, 1953 in Linz, Austria) is the Senior Producer of "CTV W-FIVE and the Network's News Elections Unit."

Anton Koschany is a television journalist with 31 years experience as a newsmagazine and documentary producer, news correspondent and program manager. During his career he has covered Canadian, American, local, national and international stories. For the past eight seasons he has been Senior Producer of W-FIVE, Canada's most-watched and North America's longest-running newsmagazine program.

Prior to joining W-FIVE, from 1996 to 1998, Koschany was a correspondent for CTV News based at its Toronto Bureau, filing investigative reports and covering daily news, feature stories and Bay Street.

In addition to being Bureau Chief from 1994 to 1996, he filed live and taped reports as producer and correspondent for CTV News, Canada AM, and CTV News Inquiry investigative reports. He was also a back-up reporter for CTV News at the Vancouver Bureau, breaking numerous exclusive stories.

At CTV, his investigative reports exposed Agriculture Canada's assistance and international collusion in developing high-nicotine strains of tobacco, failings in Canada's witness protection program, and failure of the Canadian government to live up to international treaties regarding the death penalty. He also obtained exclusive interviews in the Guy Paul Morin, wrongful conviction case.

While at CTV News, Koschany also reported for W-FIVE, using hidden cameras to expose how easily Canadian youth could obtain cigarettes unlawfully. From 1993-94, Koschany was a Senior Field Producer for W-FIVE in Vancouver when Eric Malling was host, establishing the Vancouver bureau.

He joined CTV after a dozen years as the Vancouver field producer for the CBC flagship current affairs program, the fifth estate. While there he produced hard-hitting exposés, investigative documentaries and in-depth features. Among his favourites:

-a hidden-camera investigation of Asian organized crime, stealing and canning Canadian salmon, which involved his going undercover in Bangkok

-pioneering use of small video cameras to expose abuse of sailors aboard deep-sea freighters

-an in-depth, "inside" profile of musician and producer David Foster

-a documentary about British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands that kicked off the debate about saving South Morseby Island – today a National Park

In all he produced more than 70 documentaries for the fifth estate.

In 2001, Koschany won a Gemini Award as co-producer of W-FIVE (Best News Information Series). He has been nominated for five other Gemini Awards. He has also won several Silver WorldMedals from the New York Festivals for his work at W-FIVE and for Investigative Reporting. In 2000 he was given a Commendation by the Genesis Awards for Cruel Cages, a documentary that exposed horrible conditions at roadside zoos in Canada.

Prior to his newsmagazine work, Koschany was an assignment editor and reporter in Vancouver, covering breaking news stories and politics. He created the first television labour beat in Canada. He also worked as a producer/correspondent for Jack Webster – the legendary Vancouver journalist and talk radio/television host.

Broadcast History

BCIT Broadcast Program graduate 1973; reporter BCTV 1973-77; reporter CBC Vancouver 1977-79; Assignment Editor BCTV; reporter/producer Webster! 1977-81; producer the fifth estate Vancouver bureau 1981-93; Senior Field Producer W-FIVE CTV Vancouver 1993-94; Bureau Chief CTV News Toronto 1994-96; correspondent/investigative reporter CTV Toronto 1996-98; Senior Producer W-FIVE CTV Toronto 1998-current; Senior Producer CTV News Elections Unit 2000-current; World Silvermedal winner, New York Festivals, investigative reporting 1998; six-time Gemini Award nominee 1999-2005; winner Gemini Awards for Best News and Information Series 2001 & 2005

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