Rosemary Thompson

Rosemary Thompson

Rosemary Thompson (b.17 October 1964) is the deputy bureau chief of the parliamentary bureau for CTV News. She is a reporter and frequent guest host on CTV programs including Question Period and Mike Duffy Live. She is a veteran political correspondent who has covered election campaigns in the United States, Quebec and Ottawa.

Thompson began her career as a summer intern at the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour on PBS in New York City in the 1980s.

After graduating from Carleton University's School of Journalism in 1987 she was hired by the CBC in Winnipeg as an editorial assistant. She quickly climbed the reporting ranks at CBWT's "24 Hours" program in the late 1980s. Thompson met her husband, Pierre Boulet, in Winnipeg. He worked as a reporter for Radio-Canada, the french language services of the CBC.

They married on 16 June 1990, just a week after the Meech Lake Accord was signed in Ottawa. But when that political accord began to unravel, Thompson wanted to move back to her home province of Quebec, to cover the political situation.

Thompson was hired by CBC Montreal's news program "NewsWatch" in 1991. Her mentors included the legendary assignment editor there, Bernard St-Laurent, and anchor Dennis Trudeau.

In 1995, just six months before a potential referendum, Thompson left the CBC for CTV, because she wanted a seat on the referendum campaign bus. Her life had been marked by Quebec politics and she wanted a front row seat to history. CTV News gave her that chance, when she was named "Montreal Bureau Chief" in March 1995.

Thompson's favourite political campaign was the 1995 referendum. Her favourite story was an investigation into how the Ontario Government handled the Dion quintuplet's trust fund. Thompson's documentary resulted in a $4 million settlement paid to the surviving Dion sisters by the Ontario Government.

In 2000, Thompson was named the first ever woman correspondent for CTV News in Washington. She covered the end of the Clinton Presidency, the cliff-hanger election of George W. Bush against Al Gore. She was in Washington on the morning of September 11, 2001 when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked. She covered the initial attack and its aftermath, and was on the south lawn of the White House when secret service agents warned her to leave the area because another plane was heading to Washington. That plane eventually crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

Thompson comes from a family of successful broadcasters, her sister, Virginia Thompson is the executive producer of Corner Gas a top-rated sitcom on CTV. Her cousin, Shelagh Rogers is the Host of Sounds Like Canada on CBC Radio. Her brother owns several restaurants in Vancouver.

Thompson is a director of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, is on the board of the Children's Bridge Foundation, and volunteers for the Famous Five Foundation.

In 2002, Thompson and her family moved to Ottawa where she continues to work for CTV News, her husband is a gifted teacher at a private school in Ottawa. She is a mother of three children, two boys and a girl adopted from China. Her youngest son died in an accident in 2002.

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