Claude, a story producer, began his television career at Global. In the 1980s, he worked here as a writer and reporter. He returned in the 90’s as a freelance special correspondent, reporting from many of the world’s trouble spots for the National News with Peter Trueman. Before that he covered the fall of Communism as chief European correspondent for CBC’s “The National”. He taught broadcast journalism at UBC, co-authored a bestselling book (The Canadian Caper–the story that “Argo” didn’t tell), and wrote a weekly column for the South China Morning Post.