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CTV Unveils New Morning Show


 

CTV reaffirmed its commitment to original daytime television with the announcement today of a new, daily, morning program. From Bell Media In-House Productions, the live, three-hour program Your Morning will premiere at the end of the summer. The network also confirmed that trusted news veteran Anne-Marie Mediwake (CBC Toronto News) and entertainment journalist Ben Mulroney (ETALK) will host the series.

 

Your Morning is a new approach to morning television. The series will deliver an original perspective and unique insight into the stories of the day, while showcasing lifestyle topics of interests to Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast. News on the program will be delivered by CTV News.

Your Morning  will air weekday mornings on CTV (Ontario, Québec, and Eastern Canada) and nationally on CTV News Channel from 6-9 a.m., kicking off CTV’s leading original daytime lineup.

To be broadcast from Bell Media’s downtown broadcast centre at 299 Queen St. West in Toronto, the series comes from the same production team as the top two Canadian daytime series, The Marilyn Denis Show and The Social, and will be helmed by the same executive producer, Michelle Crespi. With a Masters in Journalism from Western University, Crespi returns to her roots in morning television, after starting her career on Canada AM.

“CTV is investing in a new style of morning television,” said Randy Lennox, President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media. “We believe we can serve viewers and advertisers alike with a wonderful group of captivating personalities to start the day.”

 

Joining hosts Mediwake and Mulroney are dynamic co-anchors Melissa Grelo (The Social) as Late Morning Anchor, Lindsey Deluce (CP24 Breakfast) as News Anchor, and Kelsey McEwen (CTV Morning Live Calgary) as Weather Anchor.

 

In addition to their roles on Your Morning, Mulroney will continue as anchor of ETALK, while Grelo will continue as co-host on The Social. Deluce and McEwen will continue their current roles with CP24 and CTV Morning Live Calgary respectively through the end of June.

 

Your Morning Personalities:

Anne-Marie Mediwake

Anne-Marie Mediwake is an accomplished journalist who brings almost two decades of news and current affairs experience back home to CTV where she began her network career as the host of the Gemini Award-winning investigative program 21C, and reporter for CTV National News. Previously, the six-time Canadian Screen Award nominee was the highly respected co-anchor of CBC Toronto News and Global News Toronto. During her expansive career, the Alberta-raised Mediwake has provided award winning coverage of some of Canada and the world’s biggest news stories, including the 2014 Ottawa Terror Attacks and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing. Smart and compassionate, the multi-faceted journalist has co-anchored the last six municipal, provincial, and federal elections, reported from London during the Royal Wedding and Queen’s Jubilee, and hosted a documentary from her native Sri Lanka on the 2004 South Asian Tsunami. A mother of triplets, she is a passionate advocate for women and children’s issues, which saw her named Toronto Woman of the Year 2011.

 

Ben Mulroney

With a history degree from Duke University and a law degree from Laval University, Ben Mulroney is a veteran journalist with more than 16 years of experience at Bell Media. No stranger to live television, Mulroney got his start on talktv’s The Chatroom in 2000, and for six seasons, hosted Canadian Idol, at the time the most-watched English language Canadian television show on record. Canada’s premiere entertainment journalist, Mulroney is now in his 14th year with ETALK.   As Anchor, Mulroney delivers entertainment news daily from the ETALK studio in Toronto, but also travels across the globe to interview the world’s biggest stars. He is a veteran of the industry’s biggest red carpet events, including the OSCARS, Golden Globes, and The  JUNO Awards. Mulroney has also appeared on Good Morning America, guest hosted Live! With Kelly, and was a member of the broadcast team for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Mulroney works closely with a number of charitable organizations including The Brain Project and Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

 

Melissa Grelo

Smart, opinionated, and informed, Melissa Grelo is co-host of The Social, and also acts as the show’s moderator. Previously, Grelo was the long-time co-host of the most-watched morning news program in the Greater Toronto Area, CP24 Breakfast, and has anchored and reported on the biggest stories in Canada’s largest news market. The mother of an adventurous young daughter, she is active in the community, specifically with the GTA’s youth, and is the Celebrity Ambassador in Canada for The Prince of Wales’s Campaign for Wool.

 

Lindsey Deluce
Lindsey Deluce is currently the News Anchor for CP24 Breakfast. She joined CP24 in June 2009, as a Remote Host and Anchor. Deluce has demonstrated her keen ability to get the story. She covered the Federal Election 2011 live from Michael Ignatieff’s campaign headquarters, captured the mayhem of the G20 protests on the streets of Toronto in 2010, and got the dirt on the City of Toronto garbage strike in 2009. A volunteer with several events in the community and a mother of two young children, she has also hosted charity events throughout the year including The Walk So Kids Can Talk.

 

Kelsey McEwen

Currently the Meteorologist on CTV Morning Live and CTV NEWS at Noon in Calgary, Kelsey McEwen’s weather career began as a young girl in Alberta.   Since her career in journalism began, Kelsey has covered avalanche control in the Kootenay Pass in British Columbia, the 2011 and 2013 floods in Saskatchewan, the record breaking #skstorm tornado season in 2012, and the June 2013 floods in her home province of Alberta. An active volunteer in her community and mother of a young son, McEwen is passionate about science education, and proud to be part of the SkyWatch ‘Weather in the Classroom’ program with CTV.

 


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5 Comments » for CTV Unveils New Morning Show
  1. Nerill DP says:

    Ok, so what’s really different?

  2. grace morrow says:

    I think we really need another ‘ 30 Something ‘ show. Perhaps your new program should be called, ‘ Y TALK’ or maybe ‘ THE UNSOCIAL’ .
    YES, you can choose what I can’t watch, but you sure can’t control what I do watch! I do not want to be entertained in the morning, but rather informed in the morning. CANADA A.M. DID THAT FOR ME!
    Maybe now with your new show, we can all become better informed and educated on a ‘ younger ‘ note with more info on the Kardashians or life in L.A.
    THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!

  3. Don Noble says:

    Was a long term follower of Canada AM. Had a good balance of news, interesting topics, and entertainment. The new show has well qualified staff but the show does not do it for us. Have not been able to make it through a full show.
    This kind of crap belongs on CBC. It will never make it in the current format, check with your viewers (or former viewers). Don

  4. Liz Roulston says:

    Shallow entertaining..not a good mix of responsible broadcasting,,,this is not a new format..see the social.or the view….

    Ben may be a nice man..not a natural broadcaster…sorry you are so affected by the hollywod appeoach..actually I dont mind radio and good newspapers…as well as online information… good luck with copy cat fall out

  5. Gerry Vrbensky says:

    We think the show has been geared to be more for the younger generation which are suppose to be at work and will rarely get to see it.

    From the day the new format started, we were sceptical the show could compete with the former Canada AM with Jeff Marci and Bev which was an award winning group.
    This new group certainly have a qualified staff but this new format is well short of maintaining their audience interest. One suggestion is to stop dwelling on a topic to a point of beating a dead horse to death.

    We hope the producer will stop torturing the audience and change the format.

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