Eric Sorensen
Senior National Affairs Correspondent

Eric Sorensen has been a National News Reporter for more than 30 years.  He became Senior National Affairs Correspondent for Global News in 2014, based in Toronto.  Eric spent eight years as Global’s Washington Bureau Chief, covering U.S. and World Affairs.  

Eric was a National Parliamentary Reporter for CBC TV in Ottawa and was also based in Yellowknife and Saskatoon.    

He has covered breaking news across Canada and the U.S., travelled on many election campaigns, attended international summits with three Prime Ministers and covered five Olympic Games. His broadcasting career started at CHOW Radio in Welland, Ontario, CKNX Wingham and CHEX Peterborough as a news and sportscaster.  He was News Director at ATV Moncton, N.B., Chief News Anchor at CFPL TV London, Ontario, and reported for CTV (CFTO News) in Toronto.     

Eric grew up in Port Colborne, Ontario, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television Arts from Toronto Metropolitan University in 1976, and the same year was named MVP of the Varsity Basketball team.  He was the first Canadian to receive the Benton Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Chicago in 1984, has received a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for News Writing, and in 2020 received the Network Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radio, Television and Digital News Association.    

Eric’s wife Pamela is an elementary school teacher.  They have two delightful children, son Dana and daughter Maggie.