New host of Global's The Morning Show named

LeslieRobertsLeslie Roberts has been named the new permanent host of The Morning Show’s national edition.

The Global Toronto News Hour host will take up the role alongside Liza Fromer, Kris Reyes and Rosey Edeh from June 17.

“Not only is Leslie a consummate professional with years of experience in front of the camera, he is also a great conversationalist and is well-versed on everything from politics to pop culture,” says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, Global News.

“Leslie’s chemistry with the rest of The Morning Show team throughout his guest host appearances has been outstanding, and we’re excited to have him contribute to the already energized and intelligent on-air discussion on a daily basis.”

In conjunction with his move to The Morning Show’s national edition, Roberts will leave his role as Anchor of Global Toronto’s News Hour Final at 11pm ET, and will be replaced by current weekend Evening News and News Final Anchor Carolyn MacKenzie. A new weekend anchor will be named this coming fall.

The local 6am-9am ET/PT version of The Morning Show will continue to feature Fromer, Reyes and Edeh alongside current co-hostAntony Robart. Leslie Roberts will continue to helm Global Toronto’s flagship 5:30pm ET newscast News Hour alongside co-anchorAnne Mroczkowski.

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