CTV announced today that Seamus O’Regan is joining CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME as a Correspondent. O’Regan bids a final good morning to CANADA AM viewers across the country on Thursday, Nov. 24, at which time the new co-host of CANADA AM will be revealed on air.
O’Regan will assume his new duties on Canada’s most-trusted and most-watched newscast, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME beginning Monday, Nov. 28. O’Regan is already putting his story-telling skills to use on the CTV National News series “Canadian Originals”, profiling everyday Canadians from all walks of life who are doing extraordinary things.
“Seamus’s innate sense of curiosity, combined with a natural instinct for finding a story in any circumstance, make him a tremendous addition to our reporting team,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News.
“CTV is my home, and I am delighted to make this exciting move from CANADA AM to CTV NATIONAL NEWS,” said O’Regan. “The timing feels right to make this transition, which will allow me to continue doing what I love most – getting the stories that are important to Canadians and sharing them with viewers across the country.”
O’Regan has been co-host of CANADA AM for nine years, covering a unique blend of lifestyle stories and hard news, and interviewing top international newsmakers from the political world to celebrities. In addition to his role on CANADA AM, O’Regan has also reported for W5 and CTV NATIONAL NEWS, and hosted programs on Bravo! He recently travelled to Africa with K’naan to shed light on famine in Somalia, and reported from Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey for CTV’s Royal Wedding coverage. He reported from the devastating floods in Manitoba and from Newfoundland after it was slammed by Hurricane Igor last year.
In 2010, O’Regan co-hosted OLYMPIC MORNING from Whistler B.C. O’Regan has also reported from Kandahar, Afghanistan, and NORAD headquarters inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado.
In 2007, O’Regan became the first journalist to be named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In 1999, he was named to Maclean’s magazine’s “100 Young Canadians to Watch”. He has been twice nominated for a Gemini Award – in 2004 for the Viewers’ Choice Award and in 2005 for Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, and raised in Goose Bay, Labrador, O’Regan studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin, and marketing strategies at INSEAD, the international business school near Paris. He received his Master of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge, England.
CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization both locally and nationally and has a network of national, international and local news operations. CTV News operations include CTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and information programming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspective that is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international and domestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization in Canada.