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Word On The Street Halifax is one of many festivals that contribute significantly to the economic wealth of Nova Scotia.  We do more than place writers on stage. We proudly host some of the finest talent in Canadian literature, with a strong focus on Atlantic Canada. This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary.  Save the date and join in the celebrations!

CBC Headliner Host – Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy is the co-host for CBC Nova Scotia News and the host of Land and Sea on CBC Television. He started his career at CBC in Charlottetown working in both radio and television before moving to CBC Halifax in 1999 as a current affairs reporter. He is
a regular on The National, dating back to 2006 when he became the Maritimes National Correspondent.

Tom has provided live coverage of Hurricane Juan, profiled Sidney Crosby in his rookie year in the NHL, and covered two Space Shuttle launches in Florida and Hurricane Dean in Jamaica for CBC The National. He’s also covered the 2014 shootings and funerals of three RCMP officers in Moncton, several Royal Family visits to Canada and interviewed legendary rocker, Sir Paul

In April 2017, he was part of the national team coverage of the 100th-anniversary events in France for the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
Tom has won several RTDNA awards, a Columbus International Film and Television Festival award and received several Gemini and Canadian Screen Awards nominations. You can follow Tom @TomMurphyCBC @CBCNS

Tom will be celebrating his 4th anniversary with Word on the Street and you can find him in conversation with Burris Devanney and Thien Tang at 11am in the CBC Tent.