Jamie Orchard


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Jamie Orchard is the Senior Anchor for Global Montreal’s Evening News, Monday–Friday at 6 p.m.

For nearly two decades, Jamie has covered the news in Montreal.

She has been there for every major story – including the ice storm, the riots at the Summit of the Americas and the Dawson College shootings.

“Our afternoon meeting the day of the Dawson shooting had a huge professional impact on all of us. A roomful of people profoundly affected by the story we were covering, with one single-minded goal, to get it right and reflect the impact on the community. We were all secretly terrified because we all had friends or relatives in that building, but we did get it right, we connected with our viewers and our hard work was recognized – we won an award for that show.”

The Evening News with Jamie as anchor was named Best Newscast in Eastern Canada by the Radio/Television News Directors Association in 2007 and earned the award for best breaking news coverage in 2006.

Jamie is a graduate of Concordia University’s journalism program and reported at CTV and CBC before finding her true home at Global Montreal.

When she’s not anchoring, Jamie devotes her time to a number of charitable causes, including the Action Foundation, a centre for physically and mentally challenged Montrealers.

In 2004, she was named one of Montreal’s most remarkable women by the Board of Trade of Montreal, she was a finalist in the YWCA Women of merit gala in 2007, in 2008 she won the Izzy Asper Community Service Award for her work with the Action Centre, and in 2012 Concordia University honoured her with Alumna of the Year.

Jamie was born in Brossard, Que., and lives in Montreal with Jean-Luc and their two children, Luc and Liam.

November 27, 2016 2:32 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Nov. 26

This week on Focus Montreal, hear how Concordia students uncovered an ugly truth in Quebec’s forestry industry, learn about the STM’s service improvements for 2017 and meet the great Montrealer behind Youth Fusion, an award-winning charity aimed at lowering school dropout rates. Continue reading 

October 2, 2016 1:25 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Oct. 1

This week on Focus Montreal: Meet Fabienne Colas the heart and soul behind Montreal’s International Black Film Festival, hear from Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Gregory as he discusses the plight of local veterans and renowned Quebec pollster, Jean-Marc Léger, shares insights on Quebecers gleaned from his new book. Continue reading 

September 18, 2016 1:42 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Sept. 17

This week on Focus Montreal, learn about some possible solutions to Montreal’s traffic problems, get ready for ‘Dancing with the Seniors’- a unique fundraiser that has some Montreal-area seniors strapping on their dance shoes and hear about Montreal Recovery Day. Continue reading 

September 11, 2016 1:12 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Sept. 10

This week on Focus Montreal, learn about a little-known Montreal connection to an exploding rocket, hear about a new campaign promoting bilingualism at the EMSB, and meet the YouTuber behind a viral social-experiment video featuring the burkini. Continue reading 

June 26, 2016 5:46 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: June 26

From a proposal to teach compulsory genocide education in Quebec schools as a way of fighting radicalization, to getting to know the unique journey of a former radio host turned the newly elect Bishop Coadjutor of the Anglican Diocese of Quebec. This is Jamie Orchard’s Focus Montreal for June 26. Continue reading 

June 20, 2016 11:31 am

This week on Focus Montreal: June 18

This week on Focus Montreal hear from two Montreal-area women who are seeking to encourage women’s entrepreneurship, meet award-winning accessibility activist Laurence Parent and local fashion designer, Lisette Limoges, talks about her new project with the Women’s Tennis Association. Continue reading 

June 12, 2016 5:21 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: June 11

This week on Focus Montreal, meet an education expert who discusses the merits of starting pre-kindergarten at an early age, hear from race car driver Alex Tagliani as he shares some food allergy management tips and get ready for the 9th edition of Montreal’s Folk Festival on the Canal. Continue reading 

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