Patricia Lovett-Reid will assume the position of CTV News Channel’s senior financial commentator in early 2012, the BCE Inc.-owned broadcaster announced on Monday. “As a highly respected Canadian financial industry figure, Patricia's authoritative voice is a smart addition to the stellar CTV News Channel team," Wendy Freeman, president of CTV News, said in a release. Lovett-Reid joins the CTV team after more than a decade of experience as a guest commentator on BNN and other Bell Media stations, CTV said. She also previously held the position of senior vice-president at TD Waterhouse Canada Inc. CTV added that Lovett-Reid was recognized with a Donald J. Johnston Award in 2009 for her contribution to the profession of financial planning in Canada. In 2007, Lovett-Reid also received Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category, CTV noted. The company said that the addition of Lovett-Reid follows an investment in new programs and new anchors on CTV News Channel.