CTV Morning Live

On Monday, Nov. 12, CTV Morning Live viewers will rise and shine to an expanded team when new Co-Host Stacey Brotzel and Weather Specialist Jesse Beyer join current Co-Host Rob Williams in providing breaking local news, frequent detailed traffic reports, and up-to-the-minute weather forecasts for the viewers of Edmonton, central and northern Alberta.

Airing weekday mornings from 5:30 – 9 a.m., CTV Morning Live provides an energetic and lively three-and-a-half hours of everything viewers need to start their day.

 

About Stacey Brotzel, Co-Host

Stacey’s sixth grade teacher Ms. Clement wrote these prophetic words on one of her assignments: “Great story, maybe one day you will be a journalist.” Now a veteran news anchor and reporter with a keen sense of what Edmontonians want in their morning news, Brotzel has developed her craft working for a variety of local television stations throughout western Canada. A graduate of NAIT, Brotzel has covered the Edmonton news beat since 1997. “I’m thrilled to be joining the CTV News team,” said Brotzel. “We’ll not only let our viewers know what happened while they were sleeping, they’ll leave the house with a smile on their face as well.”

 

About Jesse Beyer, Weather Specialist

A graduate of NAIT, Beyer joins CTV MORNING LIVE following his most recent weather forecasting post in Saskatoon. Mentored by CTV’s Josh Classen, the aspiring meteorologist is delighted to be returning to Edmonton. “Being part of the CTV MORNING LIVE team is fantastic,” said Beyer. “When it comes to weather reporting CTV Edmonton has the highest reputation. I’m proud to be joining such a strong tradition of excellence.”

Starting tomorrow at 6 a.m., Ottawa’s favourite morning television show CTV MORNING LIVE and 93.9 BOB FM will broadcast live outside the studios at 87 George Street in the ByWard Market and at three local Giant Tiger locations, encouraging viewers and listeners to drop off non-perishable food items throughout the morning and mid-afternoon. The following locations will be participating in tomorrow’s broadcast.

Giant Tiger – 2480 Walkley Road, Ottawa (before 10 a.m. on Dec.1)

Giant Tiger – 1 Stafford Road, Bells Corners, (before 10 a.m. on Dec. 1)

Giant Tiger – 2016 Ogilvie Road (before 10 a.m. on Dec. 1)

CTV Two / BOB FM Studios – 87 George Street (before 1 p.m. on Dec. 1)

“Throughout the month of November schools, workplaces and local businesses have been collecting food in anticipation of tomorrow,” said Richard Gray, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Two and Bell Media Radio Ottawa. “We’re looking forward to making a significant contribution to the Ottawa Food Bank tomorrow through their tremendous generosity.”

CTV MORNING LIVE is the most-watched morning program in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. 93.9 BOB-FM has perennially been one of Ottawa’s most-listened to radio stations with adults.

Bell Media Radio is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Bell Media Radio is one of Canada’s most successful radio networks operating 33 radio stations in 14 markets throughout Canada including CHUM FM, Canada’s # 1 FM station.

The break of dawn is sunnier than ever in Saskatoon with the launch of CTV MORNING LIVE. The new CTV Saskatoon morning show airs every weekday morning starting Monday, October 31 at 6 a.m.

The morning show lineup includes co-anchors Chris Carr and Veronica Jubinville, along with Weather Specialist Mike Ciona and News Reporter Tara Yolan, broadcasting live from CTV Saskatoon’s studios with everything viewers need in the morning. 

CTV MORNING LIVE provides Saskatoon viewers with the option of receiving live local morning news in addition to the national perspective provided by CANADA AM, which will continue to be available live in Saskatoon on CTV News Channel and now on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca.

CTV Saskatoon helps viewers kick-start their day with a lively mix of breaking local news, weather and traffic. The fun, friendly and fast-paced format of CTV MORNING LIVE aims to engage local viewers with a complete snapshot of useful information that helps viewers gear up for the day ahead. 

“The combination of co-anchors Chris and Veronica, along with Mike and Tara, makes for a winning team on CTV MORNING LIVE,” said Doug Lett, News Director, CTV Saskatoon. “Viewers will enjjoy waking up with this team every day, and I know they are delighted to be a new and exciting part of the daily routine of people in Saskatoon.”

As co-anchors of CTV MORNING LIVE, Carr and Jubinville bring a sizzling energy and chemistry to Saskatoon televison screens every morning. Carr spent the last decade working in radio and television throughout Western Canada. The avid sports fan enjoys traveling, playing guitar and spending time with family.

Familiar to CTV Saskatoon viewers since joining the station in 2008, Jubinville moves to the role of co-anchor on the morning show from her current post as Video Journalist and Anchor, CTV Saskatoon. The avid traveler, yoga enthusiast and snowboarder first started her broadcast career as an intern at CTV Lethbridge.

Carr and Jubinville are joined by Weather Specialist Mike Ciona and Reporter Tara Yolan. Award-winning journalist Ciona has called Saskatchewan home since 2004, working his way around the province with stops in Regina, Yorkton and Saskatoon. From interviewing the Prime Minister to covering the Grey Cup, Ciona is delighted to waking up with viewers in Saskatoon and delivering the latest weather news every weekday.

Rounding out the broadcast team, Saskatoon native Yolan started her career in television journalism with CTV, where she has reported and anchored the news for six years. As roving reporter for CTV MORNING LIVE, Yolan looks forward to taking viewers out into the community to look, learn and start each day with a laugh.

CTV Regina says “good morning” to Regina viewers with its new morning show, CTV MORNING LIVE. Airing Monday to Friday mornings, CTV MORNING LIVE launches Monday, Oct. 31 at 6 a.m. Every weekday morning, co-hosts Shallima Maharaj and Jonathan Glasgow, along Carey Smith and Lindsay Dunn, help viewers start the day from CTV Regina’s studios with everything viewers need in the morning. 

CTV MORNING LIVE provides Regina viewers with the option of receiving live local morning news in addition to the national perspective provided by CANADA AM, which will continue to be available live in Regina on CTV News Channel and now on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca.

CTV MORNING LIVE offers Regina viewers a lively mix of breaking local news and weather in a fun, friendly and fast-paced format. 

“Our goal with CTV MORNING LIVE is to help jump start the day for viewers in Regina, serving up a dynamic mix of news, weather and traffic that equips viewers with the information they need to get the day started on the right foot,” said Carl Worth, News Director, CTV Regina. “Shallima, Jonathan, Carey and Lindsay have an infectious enthusiasm that leaps off the screen and the kind of chemistry that gets the morning started just right.”

As co-hosts of CTV MORNING LIVE, Maharaj and Glasgow are the energized duo at the helm of the new morning show. Born in Trinidad and raised in Toronto, Maharaj started her career on a news internship with Reuters in New York, moving on with stints at Reuters TV and Times Now India. Maharaj then joined Business News Network, before making the move to CTV Prince Albert’s news team.

A NAIT Radio and Television Arts graduate, Glasgow worked at CTV News in Edmonton as a news writer for CANADA AM, occasionally filling in as a Sports Anchor. Raised in Devon Alberta, Glasgow is proud to call Regina home.

As weather reporter for CTV MORNING LIVE, Carey Smith hopes to bring a little sunshine to Regina mornings. Born in Manitoba, the professional actor and voice artist has worked on many international theatre and animation projects, and in many facets of broadcasting from web podcasts to radio. 

Rounding out the CTV MORNING LIVE team is Lindsay Dunn, Web, Traffic, and Sports Anchor with CTV Morning Live. A University of Regina graduate, Dunn later completed the Television and Broadcast News program at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), and served an internship with CTV Yorkton while there. Dunn later joined CTV Regina as a Web Reporter and Video Journalist, often anchoring the late night news before becoming the Web, Traffic and Sports Anchor on CTV Morning Live.

Edmonton is about to get a local morning show like no other. Launching Monday, October 17, CTV MORNING LIVE features breaking local news, frequent detailed traffic reports, and up-to-the-minute weather forecasts for the viewers of Edmonton, central and northern Alberta.

Airing weekday mornings from 5:30 – 9 a.m., CTV MORNING LIVE promises to be an energetic, lively three-and-a-half hours of everything viewers need to start their day. 

“We’ve heard what our viewers have been asking for,” said Glenn Kubish, Director of News and Public Affairs, CTV Edmonton. “They’re busy, they have a lot to accomplish in their days, and they want to start with a fast, fun, professional and interactive broadcast. We’re proud to call that CTV MORNING LIVE!”

On the heels of a major news expansion at 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., the introduction of CTV MORNING LIVE further demonstrates CTV’s commitment to serving the local needs of viewers. “We have over 50 years of tradition providing local news to Edmonton, central and northern Alberta,” said Lloyd Lewis, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Edmonton, “To more than double our efforts the way we have truly honours that heritage and boldly steps forward.”

CTV MORNING LIVE provides viewers in Edmonton with the option of receiving live local morning news in addition to the national perspective provided by CANADA AM, which continues to be available live in Edmonton on CTV News Channel and on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca.

Here are four quick reasons for viewers to start the day with CTV Morning Live: 

Rob Williams, Co-Host – Born in Whitecourt, AB, Williams has been a valuable member of the CTV News team for over a decade. With experience both on-air and behind the producer desk, Williams is a seasoned news professional with deep roots in Alberta. “We’re very excited about the opportunity this gives us to connect with the people and events at the neighborhood level,” said Williams. “It’s important to go beyond the breaking news and include the activities and events that make the daily lives of our viewers more interesting.”

Dez Melenka, Co-Host – A true Edmontonian, Melenka trained for her craft at NAIT before working in a range of CTV newsrooms throughout Western Canada. As comfortable as she is covering news from the streets of Edmonton, Melenka loves heading back to the farm every other week for big family dinners. “The way you begin your morning sets the tone for the entire day,” said Melenka. “We can’t wait to help our viewers start off with a smile, and all the information they need to get going.”

Craig Larkins, Weather Specialist –Larkins brings viewers a detailed look at the weather conditions they can expect as they begin their day, as well as an accurate forecast for the days ahead. “CTV Edmonton has such a strong commitment to weather reporting, and it’s great that I can start the day building on that tradition.” A newcomer to Edmonton, this former Winnipegger who grew up in a “football house” is ready to cheer for the Green and Gold.

Melissa Dominelli, Traffic Specialist – Melissa Dominelli provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive look at traffic across the city of Edmonton and the capital region. “I grew up in Edmonton and I’ve watched the city’s traffic grow,” said Dominelli. “We have amazing resources that allow us to show our viewers real-time traffic conditions and help them get around the trouble spots.”

CTV Winnipeg invites viewers to wake up with CTV MORNING LIVE every weekday morning starting Monday, September 26 at 6 a.m.

Joining previously announced co-anchors Eleanor Coopsammy and Kris Laudien, Terri Apostle and Kristin Hursh are the newest additions to the morning show lineup, broadcasting live from CTV Winnipeg’s studios with everything viewers need in the morning.

CTV Winnipeg also announced today Rachel Lagace and Jesse Carlson will round out the new morning team, reporting from the field.

CTV MORNING LIVE provides Winnipeggers with the option of receiving live local morning news in addition to the national perspective provided by CANADA AM, which will continue to be available live in Winnipeg on CTV News Channel and now on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca.

With an aim to be engaging and useful to local viewers, CTV MORNING LIVE provides a mix of breaking local news, weather and traffic in a friendly, fun and fast-paced format, helping Winnipegers kick-start the day. 

“Eleanor and Kris have amazing chemistry, and the addition of Terri, Kristin, Rachel and Jesse to CTV MORNING LIVE rounds out the morning team perfectly,” said Karen Mitchell, News Director, CTV Winnipeg. “The combination of breaking news, weather and traffic will accommodate the busy lives of our viewers, and with our strong social media presence, we hope to incorporate our viewers into the daily on-air dialogue.”

As co-anchors of CTV MORNING LIVE, Coopsammy and Laudien are charged to wake up with Winnipeg each weekday. Coopsammy has been with CTV Winnipeg for more than 10 years, most recently as the station’s consumer reporter and is very active within the community. Laudien is no stranger to morning television, getting his start with Citytv. He has since covered and anchored everything from local entertainment and federal politics to the Stanley Cup Finals and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver and Edmonton for different networks.

Coopsammy and Laudien are joined on CTV MORNING LIVE by Weather and Traffic Specialist Terri Apostle, keeping viewers up-to-date with local weather and traffic forecasts, with Kristin Hursh bringing to the show viewer tweets, emails and stories from the web as resident Web Journalist. A born and raised prairie girl who proudly calls Winnipeg home, Apostle has worked as a morning show host in both television and radio. Web expert Hursh joins CTV MORNING LIVE following a stint with Citytv Calgary’s BREAKFAST TELEVISION, and is delighted to be a part of the Winnipeg community, where she has strong family ties.

Joining the studio team from the field are Rachel Lagace, with the latest news and happenings across the city from different locations and events; and Jesse Carlson with live traffic reports from Winnipeg streets each morning. Born and raised in LaSalle, Manitoba, Lagace began reporting for CTV News in 2002. Winnipeg native Jesse Carlson moves from his post as Sports Anchor and Reporter for CTV Saskatoon.

Starting Monday, Ottawa’s favourite morning television and radio shows broadcast live for 10 straight days throughout the city and the region.

CTV MORNING LIVE will feature hosts Kurt Stoodley, Lianne Laing and Jeff Hopper on location and joining them will be BOB FM’s Vinney White, Melanie Adams and Sandy Sharkey along with Majic 100’s Stuntman Stu, Angie Poirier and Trisha Owens.

Each broadcast will start at 5:30 a.m. and run right up until 10 a.m.

 

The Live Where You Live Tour includes:

 

ByWard Market – September 19

The Glebe – September 20

Kanata – September 21

Little Italy – September 22

Orleans – September 23

Bells Corners – September 26

Westboro – September 27

Stittsville – September 28

Gloucester – September 29

Merrickville – September 30

 

“This is an unprecedented live television and radio broadcast initiative, it’s truly a first for Ottawa,” said Richard Gray, Vice-President and General Manager, CTV Two and Bell Media Radio Ottawa. “This is an outstanding opportunity to see how live television and radio is executed while giving our viewers and listeners a great opportunity to meet the personalities they wake up to every morning.”

Warner recording artist Jim Cuddy will be a special guest on September 27th with a scheduled performance, for the launch of his new CD Skyscraper Soul. Viewers and listeners are encouraged to visit each day and fill in a ballot to win an all inclusive vacation for two courtesy of tripcentral.ca. Two trips will be awarded at the end of each week just prior to the end of CTV Morning Live. 

CTV Calgary delivers an exciting wakeup call with the launch of CTV MORNING LIVE, weekday mornings, beginning Monday, October 17 at 5:30 a.m. Familiar local broadcast personalities Jefferson Humphreys, Aisling Tomei, Pearl Tsang and Todd Gallant lead the broadcast with everything viewers need in the morning. 

The all-new, local morning show serves up a fun, engaging, and trustworthy blend of news, weather and traffic that is most relevant to Calgarians. Humphreys, Tomei, Tsang and Gallant breathe new life into morning television with their combination of crackling energy, wit and passion for the city they call home. 

“We’ve assembled a terrific team and with it will launch a fresh, local morning show that gives you everything you need in the morning,” said Kelly Johnston, Director, News and Public Affairs, CTV Calgary. “CTV is the network most-connected to Calgarians and, as a result, CTV MORNING LIVE is going to have a strong social media presence. We hope to actually have a coffee and conversation with our viewers, in addition to giving them all the news, weather and traffic they need.”

As the co-hosts of CTV MORNING LIVE, Humphreys and Tomei already are well-known personalities amongst viewers in Calgary. Humphreys makes the move to the morning show from the supper hour newscast, where the native Albertan has been anchoring and reporting live, often from community events. Joining Humphreys as co-host, Tomei comes full circle to CTV, having started her broadcast career with CTV Lethbridge when she was known as Aisling Slattery. Born in Ireland, Tomei was raised in Calgary, and stoked her interest in journalism as a contributor for the Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald while in high school.

Humphreys and Tomei are joined on CTV MORNING LIVE by weather specialist Todd Gallant, who keeps viewers up-to-date with weather forecasts, and traffic specialist Pearl Tsang, who reports on what’s happening on the city streets during rush hour. Born and raised in Calgary, Gallant recently came to CTV Calgary News where he is Weather Anchor. Also a recognizable CTV personality, Tsang hosts the CTV Calgary’s In Touch segments, tracking down the city’s hottest events and key community-oriented fundraisers and activities. 

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