Wake up with ‘Global News Morning Toronto’!
Grab your coffee and settle in! There’s a new morning show in town.
Global News Morning Toronto will air on weekdays from 6 to 9 a.m. ET, beginning Monday, March 4.
The show will cover all the bases, from the day’s biggest headlines to the hyper-local stories that GTA residents care about. It will be the city’s one-stop shop for news, weather, traffic and stories from the heart of the community.
Co-hosts Antony Robart and Jennifer Valentyne are TV veterans. Robart has worked around the world as a broadcaster, as well as at home, delivering hard news and exploring heartwarming stories from the community. Valentyne (who will be leaving Q107) has been on the scene for more than 20 years as a pop-culture aficionado and social media guru.
Rounding out the team will be weather specialist Liem Vu and field reporter Marianne Dimain, who will provide information throughout the show.
Since its launch in 2011, The Morning Show has featured Vu as a reporter, offering his own take on the trending news of the day. Dimain joined the Global Toronto news team in March 2010 as a general assignment reporter.
“It’s a great day for local news as we bring the Global News Morning brand to Toronto,” said Ward Smith, Vice-President News and Information, Eastern Canada, Corus Entertainment. “With a clear focus on the community – delivered by beloved, familiar faces in Jennifer and Antony – we believe the program will resonate with viewers.”
The news comes on the heels of Global’s Jan. 28 announcement that The Morning Show‘s national morning programming will extend its runtime from 30 minutes to one hour. Airing across the country at 9 a.m. ET/10 a.m. AT, The Morning Show‘s revamped national format aims to capture the energy, style, and identity that unites Canadians coast-to-coast.
With a renewed focus on culture, lifestyle and entertainment, the national program will feature celebrity guests, lifestyle contributors, and fun informative segments alongside the trending topics that Canadians are talking about. Carolyn MacKenzie and Jeff McArthur will continue to entertain viewers as The Morning Show‘s co-hosting duo.
Alongside Feb. 12’s announcement of Global News Morning Toronto, Global Toronto announced additional changes to its television news slate. Farah Nasser, co-anchor of Global News at 5:30 & 6, will additionally anchor Global News at Noon, while Crystal Goomansingh will take on sole anchor duties for Global News at 11.
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