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.

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Best thing about working at Global: I meet incredible people and get to be part of history as it happens.

Found relaxing I would be . . . : Cuddling my kids and reading a book.

You can never have too many: Friends

Most underrated virtue: Kindness

Greatest extravagance: Leaving the dinner dishes until morning so I can play with my boys.

Lucky to live in Montreal because . . . : It’s the greatest city on earth. Multicultural, artistic with a European flare and fascinating people around every corner. I consider it a perfect place to raise well-rounded, worldly, bilingual kids.

Accomplishment I’m most proud of: My children are growing up to be really decent human beings.

One day I hope to: Watch the next generation change the world

Watch Jamie weeknights at 6 on the Evening News – Montreal’s best newscast. 

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December 6, 2015 1:49 pm

This week on Focus Montreal:Dec. 5

This week on Focus Montreal, meet the doctor trying to quash Quebec’s Dying with Dignity bill and a young Montreal soccer player who is giving back to the community and learn about the Old Brewery Mission’s plans to find a permanent solution to homelessness. Continue reading 

November 15, 2015 3:41 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Nov. 14

This week on Focus Montreal, Daniel Green discusses how Montreal’s sewage dump could have been handled differently, the QCGN argues that English schools in Quebec need more funding and local photographer, Kate Hutchinson, shares her love of Mount Royal in a new book. Continue reading 

October 18, 2015 11:01 am

This week on Focus Montreal: Oct. 17

From the federal election and what the polls really mean, to Moisson Montreal and the young philanthropist behind Live for the Cause, as well as a new play staged at the old Royal Victoria Hospital, take a look at who we’re meeting this week on Focus Montreal. Continue reading 

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