Toronto, ON | Pat Foran is an award-winning journalist who has worked for three different CTV affiliates since 1986. Currently, he is the host of a popular nightly segment on CTV News Toronto “Consumer Alert” which he created and his stories are also carried across Canada on other CTV News stations. He has helped consumers recover millions of dollars, exposed scams, warned about unsafe products, and passed on countless money saving tips to the public. Pat has investigated issues involving investments, RRSPs, RESPs, mortgages, car loans,credit lines, credit cards and all types of insurance products.Thousands of phone calls, e-mails, and letters prove there is an intense public thirst for solid, trustworthy consumer information.
Prior to working as CTV’s Consumer Advocate, Pat was a reporter covering many of the high profile stories of the day including the Paul Bernardo trial, and interviewing Sarah Ferguson, Wayne Gretzky and John Candy.
He’s been recognized with an Atlantic Journalism Award and Peel Police Award. Pat is an advocate for financial literacy and was appointed by Canada’s Finance Minister Mr. Jim Flaherty to serve on the Federal Government’s Financial Literacy Task Force from 2009-2011. He later served on the National Steering Committee on Financial Literacy from 2014 to 2016. Pat is the author of four national bestselling books on consumer and financial issues. His latest The Smart, Savvy Young Consumer is designed to help young Canadians spend and save wisely.