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.

January 29, 2017 5:19 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Jan. 28

This week on Focus Montreal: Actor David Hirsh and director Jacob Tierny discuss the hit play ‘Noises Off,’ Marnie Grundman shares her harrowing tale of surviving life on the streets as a child and Graham Dodds talks about Donald Trump’s first week in office. Continue reading 

January 22, 2017 6:51 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Jan. 21

This week on Focus Montreal, we explore the growing problem of sexual violence on Quebec university campuses, Vélo Québec celebrates 50 years of promoting cycling and the “Montreal Signs Project” is preserving Montreal’s history one sign at a time. Continue reading 

January 15, 2017 5:26 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Jan. 14

This week on Focus Montreal, learn about the top five natural health trends of 2017, hear from one of the top Alzheimer’s disease researchers in Montreal and Matthew Pierce from the Old Brewery Mission discusses what can be done to help improve relations between Montreal’s homeless community and the police. Continue reading 

November 27, 2016 3:32 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 

November 20, 2016 1:20 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Nov. 19

Jamie Orchard catches up with Pina Arcamone of the Missing Children’s Network to talk about Runaway Prevention Month, meet Great Montrealer Franca Sparapini, a woman who’s bringing joy to seniors in her neighbourhood and get phsyched for the Montreal Impact. Continue reading 

October 9, 2016 6:04 pm

This week on Focus Montreal: Oct 8

This week on Focus Montreal: Meet Alexandre Taillefer, an entrepreneur with a social conscience, hear from the Quebec Bar Association on Quebec’s court delays and explore the world of Kenyan warriors who traded their guns for running shoes. Continue reading 

October 2, 2016 2:25 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 

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