Broadcaster, war correspondent, reporter, historian, author, Ottawa resident and RBC Taylor Prize finalist. 75-years young.
David Halton is an experienced Canadian war reporter. Until his retirement in June 2005, he was the senior correspondent in Washington for CBC News. Halton was born in Beaconsfield, England in 1940. His father Matthew Halton, was a war correspondent for the CBC Radio during World War II and died when David was 16. The senior Halton had a big influence in David's career choice. David Halton joined CBC in 1965, and has spent time as a foreign affairs correspondent in: Paris, Moscow, London, Quebec, Middle East, Vietnam, Ottawa and Washington, D.C. Before moving to Washington, Halton was the chief political correspondent in Ottawa for the CBC. He retired in June 2005, although he still acts as a special contributor on CBC, and is currently working on a book. Halton is fluent in French and Russian. He married his Russian wife, Zoya, while on assignment in Moscow. His son Daniel now works as a reporter for the CBC. David's book about his father - Dispatches from the Front: The Life of Matthew Halton, Canada's Voice at War - is shortlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize.