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Rex Loring

Rex Loring, 91, Apr. 21. Loring arrived in Canada in 1947 after serving as a glider pilot for the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He worked in private radio from 1949 to 1955 before becoming a fixture on CBC Television, working on shows including Mr. Fix-It, Close-up, Graphic and Tabloid. He went on to become the founding host of CBC Radio’s World Report and remained with the show for two decades, retiring in 1990. Both of Loring’s daughters pursued careers in broadcasting, Elaine in news at CFTR-AM and CFRB-AM before moving to Global TV, while Carrie Loring was the co-host of long-running children’s program The Polka Dot Door.

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