MONTREAL – Global Montreal Morning News will be headed by longtime Global Montreal personality Richard Dagenais, with co-host Camille Ross and weather specialist Jessica Laventure.
The Morning News program will launch Monday, January 28 and will air weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m.
Meet the team:
Richard Dagenais: Anchor/Host
An accomplished broadcast veteran, Richard Dagenais brings over 30 years of professional media experience as host of Global Montreal’s new Morning News program. Beginning his journalism career in print and radio, Dagenais first made the jump to television in 1990, working as reporter for CFCF Television’s weekly advocacy journalism program Fighting Back. First joining Global Montreal in 2002, Dagenais worked as a fill-in sports anchor and line-up editor before becoming a regular anchor for This Morning Live. Dagenais returned to Global Television in 2010 as temporary Anchor of the Evening News and Host of Focus Montreal, later becoming Anchor for Global Montreal’s News Final in 2011.
Camille Ross: Anchor/Host
Ross began her career with CTV’s NewsNet and Canada AM in Toronto before moving to Yorkton, Saskatchewan, to anchor and report for CTV. Making the leap to join Global Regina in 2010, Ross reported on everything from breaking local news to weekly crop reports. She was also at the anchor desk for Global Regina’s Evening News, Prime News, and News Final programs before moving to CTV Montreal in 2011. An avid traveler, Ross has visited parts of the United States, Europe and South America and in her spare time, hosts community and charity events.
Jessica Laventure: Weather Specialist/Host
Prior to joining Global, Laventure was co-host of the MétéoMedia Morning Show as well as a special features host for MétéoMedia and The Weather Network, covering several high profile weather-related stories, including the spring, 2011 floods in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Laventure’s television career began in 2006 as a production assistant and reporter for Global Quebec (now Global Montreal), where she later became Host of QC Magazine, a half-hour program dedicated to reporting Quebec’s top news stories. A graduate of Concordia University, Laventure is trilingual and can speak English, French, and conversational Italian.