Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Longtime CBC Reporter, Broadcaster Paddy Gregg Dies at 80 after Long Illness

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Longtime CBC Reporter, Broadcaster Paddy Gregg Dies at 80 after Long Illness

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Former CBC broadcaster Paddy Gregg dies at 80

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FREDERICTON - Paddy Gregg, a longtime CBC journalist who covered stories around the world for the national broadcaster, died on Thursday.

He was 80.

Gregg's obituary says he died in a Fredericton hospital after a long period of failing health.

Gregg grew up in Fredericton and got his start in journalism in 1952 at the Fredericton Gleaner.

Later in the 1950s, he started working for the CBC.

He was one of the first national television reporters at the CBC and worked across Canada, but also went on to cover stories for the network in Hong Kong and Saigon during the Vietnam War.

Gregg returned to New Brunswick in 1979 after serving as the CBC's national TV reporter in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Later, Gregg became host of CBC's Fredericton Information Morning radio show.

"His humour, eloquence and intelligence were on full display during the morning show, which he often jokingly described as 'the Arc of Enlightenment,' " says his obituary. …

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