Eric Malling was born September 4, 1946 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Saskatchewan and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and then later attended Carleton University for journalism.
His TV career began with CTV, interviewing politicians on Parliament Hill. He was recruited to work at The Fifth Estate from 1976-1990 where he covered a wide-array of investigative stories, including a one-hour documentary on Gerald Bull and his part in the illegal export of artillery shells from Canada to South Africa during apartheid. After leaving The Fifth Estate, Malling went on to host CTV’s W5 and later independent documentary projects.
Malling celebrated many journalistic accomplishments, which include one Gemini, six ACTRAs and three Sinclair awards.
He died of a brain hemorrhage in September 1998.