Starr Dobson leaving CTV

Published on June 3, 2013
Cutline: Starr Dobson is launching her first children’s book, My Goat Gertrude, about her experiences growing up in Six Mile Brook with her goat Gertrude. Dobson will be touring the Maritimes to promote her book and will make a stop in New Glasgow for a reading Nov. 12. SUBMITTED PHOTO

HALIFAX - Starr Dobson is leaving CTV this summer.

Dobson, who has been with the television channel for 23 years and is current producer and co-host of CTV News at 5, is moving on to become president and CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, according to a press release issued on Sunday. She grew up in Pictou County.

An acclaimed journalist, recently published children’s author, and dedicated community volunteer for many causes, Dobson has gained the trust and respect of Nova Scotians.

 “One of the Maritimes’ most respected personal brands, Starr will help us tell our story and take the foundation to new heights”, said Danny Chedrawe, chair of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia Board of Trustees. “Starr is results-oriented, has proven leadership of people and process, and a passion for our cause.”

Dobson holds a bachelors in journalism from the University of King’s College. An Atlantic Journalism Award Winner, she holds multiple accolades for her work in news and programming. A board member of Special Olympics Nova Scotia, and with significant sponsorship, fundraising, and event experience, Dobson's talents and expertise are a solid fit for the foundation’s high-profile fundraising events, awareness building efforts and partnership initiatives.

 “I’m excited and honoured to be a part of the Mental Health Foundation," said Dobson. “I feel privileged to be welcomed into an organization with an amazing board, staff and dedicated group of volunteers, sponsors and donors. I very much look forward to engaging all Nova Scotians.”

The Mental Health Foundation exists to make a difference in the lives of Nova Scotians by supporting mental health initiatives in our communities