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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Champ (c1937-2012)


Born at Hartney, he began a life-long career in journalist at Brandon where, in 1960, he was a reporter with the Brandon Sun. He spent 15 years with CTV’s investigative affairs program W5 and served as the network’s bureau chief in Washington and London. He also worked for the American network NBC. In 2008, he retired as the CBC’s Washington correspondent. He received an honorary doctorate from Brandon University in 2005 and was Chancellor of the institution from 2008 to his death. He died at Washington, DC on 23 September 2012. He is commemorated by the Champ Gymnasium at Brandon University.


“CBC vet began career in Brandon”, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2012, page A8.

Brandon University Naming Campus Gym after Henry Champ”, CJOB News.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2012

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