“Somebody who’s worked so hard in this community to build something up, to have it taken away really at no fault of her own really would be a detriment to this community.”
Melanie Zettler is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of television news experience. She is a versatile storyteller who covers daily news, politics, pop culture, lifestyle, the arts and feature profiles.
A fan of the concept “go big or go home,” her first-ever on-camera story for Global’s “Kidsbeat” in the late 1990s had her parachute out of a plane from several thousand feet (her idea). Since then, most of her stories have been land-based. Whether she is in front of the camera or producing behind the scenes, Melanie looks to engage viewers by showcasing interesting storylines, strong visuals and human emotion.
Melanie thrives on the art of creative, visual storytelling. As a proud Torontonian (born and raised), she has celebrated her city and home province through signature series segments including “Our Town” and “YYZ Why?” — both focused on exploring the surroundings and history of urban and rural places.
As lead producer on Global Toronto’s provincial and federal election “road shows,” she tackles main election themes by telling stories that explain how big issues impact everyday people. Her work on municipal-level stories – like her three-part series on Toronto’s recycling problems, helps to shine a light on current challenges while offering solutions.
When Melanie isn’t interviewing people for work, she can’t help asking questions, searching for answers and getting to know people in her spare time — often in the presence of her husband and their three children.
‘It’s really hard and it’s really painful for us to see them fall down and lose their muscle … we hope that our twins can get Zolgensma on time.’
The closure of Ontario schools had a significant impact on students of all ages during the Spanish Flu pandemic.
The light therapy is a safe treatment which has been used for many years to treat cancer in the spine, treating different viruses and for reducing infections after spine surgery.
Dramatic video appears to show the sisters restraining and defending themselves leading up to the arrival of Toronto police officers.
The short book, called ‘Where Did the World Go?’ is written as a poem that centres around a little girl named Rosie who is trying to wrap her head around the pandemic.
“We’re doing what we love and we’re doing it because we love to celebrate life’s big moments and this is a big life moment for us.”
“Whether you beat me or I beat you, doesn’t matter. Our relationship is enhanced dramatically and our connection is enhanced.”
“We’re all living in a sad time right now in this world so I think satire is key.”
The third-floor blueprints of Orde Street Public School show several open-air classrooms and an accessible rooftop classroom which remains open to the elements to this day.
In Canada, 11 people die by suicide every day — that’s 4,000 people every year.
“We’re just going to just try and make it an adventure.”
“It brings travellers to places that they would never normally travel… so it takes you to a lot of hidden gems.”
“In terms of connecting, it’s really allowed us to… get to know each other a lot better and it’s just been life-transforming.”
The socially distant sand circles are meant to illustrate the importance of beach summer safety as Toronto heads into stage three of Ontario’s reopening and the Civic Holiday long weekend.