VICTOR MALAREK has been a journalist for four decades. He began his career as a copy boy at Weekend Magazine in 1968. From 1990 to 2000, Malarek was one of the hosts for CBC Television’s The Fifth Estate. In 2000 he became the investigations editor for The Globe and Mail. Today, he is a senior investigative reporter on CTV’s current affairs show, W5. Often described as a champion for the underdog, Malarek has worked on many stories for W5, including “Forgotten Children,” a look at children left languishing in orphanages overseas, and “Let Me Go,” a thoughtful investigation of the debate around euthanasia.
In 1997, he won a Gemini Award as Canada’s top broadcast journalist. Malarek has also received four Michener Awards-three during his tenure with The Globe and Mail and the other at The Fifth Estate. Malarek is the author of six books.