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.

May 29, 2016 4:25 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: May 28

This week on Focus Montreal, Sheldon Kagan and The Cummings Centre join forces on series of upcoming fundraisers, the Capitol One Race for Kids, a great family-friendly activity is raising funds for local youth and Jonathan Marleau, president of the Quebec Liberal Party’s youth wing discusses Uber and a sharing economy. Continue reading 

May 22, 2016 3:50 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: May 21

This week on Focus Montreal PIna Arcamone from the Missing Children’s Network discusses the organization’s plans for this year’s International Missing Children’s Day, learn about Muscular Dystropy Canada’s Cabaret event at the Ritz and Montreal gears up for its 375th anniversary. Continue reading 

May 15, 2016 4:15 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: May 14

This week on Focus Montreal meet a south shore father on a mission to help the school that changed his son’s life, learn about a week in the life of a psychiatrist with former Montrealer Dr. David Goldbloom and a new play at the Centaur celebrates the adventure we call motherhood with humour. Continue reading 

May 8, 2016 3:12 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: May 7

This week on Focus Montreal meet a Montrealer who is changing the world one robotic arm at a time, hear about how the Museum of Fine Arts is helping local children from disadvantaged neighbourhoods discover art and learn about a program that teaches youth across the province to spot the symptoms of depression and how to reach out for help. Continue reading 

May 1, 2016 4:52 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: April 30

This week on Focus Montreal, meet a West Island mom keeping her son’s spirit alive by helping other kids get out and play hockey , hear about a new play at the Centaur that focuses on school violence, and Matthew Pearce of the Old Brewery mission shares his perspective on dealing with the mentally ill following another deadly police intervention. Continue reading 

April 24, 2016 2:30 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: April 23

This week on Focus Montreal, meet an inspiring doctor and nurse from the Montreal General Hospital’s ICU who are taking patient care one step further by also helping patients’ families, hear about Dawson College’s peace initiative and legal analyst Philip Schneider discusses privacy rights sparked by the discovery earlier this week that Karla Homolka was living in Châteauguay. Continue reading 

April 17, 2016 1:19 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: April 16

This week on Focus Montreal, meet two-time UFC champion Georges St-Pierres as he shares his passion for paleontology, hear about a new exhibit at the Royal Montreal Regiment that shines light on the experiences of soldiers preparing for the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Mark Hamel from Statistics Canada discusses the return of the long-form census and why it’s so important. Continue reading 

April 10, 2016 6:59 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: April 9

This week on Focus Montreal, meet a cancer survivor celebrating 20 years cancer free by making dreams come true, hear about a coalition calling for more diversity within the walls of city hall and learn how you can help Moisson Montreal feed the city’s hungry kids. Continue reading 

April 3, 2016 4:43 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: April 2

This week on Focus Montreal, the QCGN is calling on the Quebec government to create a liaison office to build bridges with minority English speakers, hear from a a local father who has found a new and creative way to communicate with his son who has autism and meet Patrick Lehman, a JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter. Continue reading 

March 13, 2016 6:35 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: March 12

This week on Focus Montreal, get some tax-season tips from an Investors Group financial planner, learn about the Verdun’s Boys and Girls Club upcoming cocktail fundraiser and meet the family behind Canada’s new favourite contestant on The Voice. Continue reading 

February 21, 2016 7:20 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Feb. 20

This week on Focus Montreal: Meet the new artistic director at Geordie Productions, hear what some concerned citizens think of new plans to spruce up the Pointe-Claire Village and listen to what one industry expert has to say about Bombardier’s announced job cuts. Continue reading 

February 7, 2016 7:08 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Feb. 6

This week on Focus Montreal: We take a look at how the criminal code defines consent and sexual assault, the West Island Palliative Care Residence is holding it’s 17th annual Valentine’s Ball and Sun Youth’s emergency services coordinator discusses the organization’s emergency heating donation program. Continue reading 

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