Ron Kronstein

Toronto, Ontario

First Media Job
CKPR Radio / CHFD TV, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Born in Toronto, Ron has been in television and radio news for more than 30 years. He started his career at CKPR and CHFD TV in Thunder Bay and found his way to Sudbury late 1979 joining CKSO Radio and TV.  His more humble beginning in Sudbury included weekend anchor duties and reporter, but soon moved up to take over the six o’clock desk from Mike Cranston after convincing News Director Garry Janz to give him a shot.  He worked alongside Joe Bowen and Frank Salive.  Following the Mid-Canada take-over of CKSO TV and CKNC TV in 1980, Ron was transferred to Ottawa where he managed the CHRO Bureau and delivered the MCTV Newswatch newscasts.  At this juncture in his career, Ron Kronstein became a household name having reported virtually every beat and anchored newscast across Northern Ontario and in the Ottawa region.  Ron would soon be in Halifax but not before briefly returning to Sudbury and CICI TV (formerly CKSO TV).

Then it was off to Halifax where he served as a producer-anchor at the Atlantic Satellite Network, before moving to CKY TV in Winnipeg to take a role as managing editor and senior anchor. He then returned to Halifax for a second stint to host the highly rated CTV news magazine show “Live at 5”.

Ron eventually took a break from broadcasting, spending ten years in the Canadian Armed Forces where, after his infantry officer training, he served as a Public Affairs Officer and Media Relations Specialist in Halifax and Ontario.

After his time in the military, Ron once again returned to Halifax where he joined Global TV as Senior Anchor for the Global Halifax and Global New Brunswick evening newscasts.  There he covered some of Canada’s biggest stories, including the Westray mine disaster, The Swissair plane crash and the Moncton RCMP killings.

Following this third period in Halifax, Ron moved to Peterborough to assume his current role of Director of News and TV Operations at CHEX TV where he is honoured and proud to work with a seasoned team of news professionals.

In his time off, Ron enjoys photography, the outdoors, traveling the world with his wife Eleanor and spending time with his family and two rambunctious Labrador Retrievers, Lola and Aggie.