Pat Foran
Pat Foran began work as a reporter in 1985 at Kitchener's CKCO and later joined ATV (Atlantic Television) in New Brunswick. In 1990 he was hired by CFTO in Toronto where, as a front line reporter, he filed the top stories of the day and also reported on national issues for CTV National News. He has interviewed the famous and infamous, including the likes of Wayne Gretzky, Sarah, the Duchess of York, prime ministers and premiers.

In 1998, Pat's career took a new direction when he was asked to create a unique segment to deal with consumer issues. Since then, Pat's Consumer Alert has become a popular component of CFTO News. His stories air on the station's number one rated newscasts in Ontario and are also shown across the country on CTV's 24-hour network, Newsnet. Pat also brings his consumer expertise to a national audience as a regular guest on CTV's popular morning show Canada AM.

Recognized as one of Canada's leading consumer advocates, Pat is regularly asked to speak publicly on consumer and safety issues. He receives countless emails and faxes from loyal viewers thanking him for the information he provides.
Foran has written many books, notably the national best seller The Savvy Young Consumer, The Smart Canadian’s Guide to Saving Money and Canadian Consumer Alert, also both Canadian best-sellers.

Client Comments

"Sound, sensible advice...whether you're looking for someone to handle your financial affairs or shovel your driveway. Pat Foran has heard it all." Lloyd Robertson, CTV News

Your show is regularly watched. The information provided is insightful. We particularly appreciate how you make the system appear "fair." Thanks for doing a great job. - Beverley Pinsent

Your segment provides a very valuable service and information to our community. It's much appreciated by this consumer, and I am sure many others. Keep up the good work! - Lorna Lenehan

I try to catch your segment every time it is on. I find it interesting, enlightening, and informative. - Jim Forsyth

I am a major fan of Consumer Alert on CTV News. I have used many of your tips and think that you have saved me a great deal. - Cameron Gordon

“Pat was the host of my Charity Golf Classic this year and he did a fantastic job. He was entertaining, well researched and gracious. Thanks to Pat and everyone who attended, it was a very successful day for Colon Cancer Canada.”Anne Murray

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