CTV Winnipeg

CTV Winnipeg announced today that Eleanor Coopsammy and Kris Laudien will anchor its new local morning program, CTV MORNING LIVE, beginning this fall.

Airing live from 6 to 9 a.m. from CTV Winnipeg’s studios, the new daily program is one of six new morning news shows being launched by CTV this fall. CTV stations in Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver will launch new morning news programs as well.

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 and fast-paced format. 

“The launch of CTV MORNING LIVE allows CTV News to deliver more choice and more content to our viewers,” said Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News. “In addition to our national focus, we are committed to local news and the creation and distribution of strong local content.” 

“Eleanor and Kris have amazing chemistry and will make terrific hosts of CTV MORNING LIVE,” said Karen Mitchell, News Director, CTV Winnipeg. “The combination of breaking news, weather and traffic will accommodate the busy lives of our viewers.”

Coopsammy has been with CTV Winnipeg for more than 10 years, most recently as the station’s consumer reporter. Coopsammy thrives on being active in the community, meeting people, and hearing their stories. She also frequently visits schools to talk to students about racism, media, and culture. She has a Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in History and English from the University of Winnipeg and a Journalism Diploma from Red River College. 

Laudien is no stranger to morning television, where as a reporter and anchor with Citytv in Vancouver and Edmonton he covered everything from local entertainment and federal politics to the Stanley Cup Finals and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Laudien also spent time working in radio news at Vancouver’s News 1130. A Vancouver native, Laudien is a graduate of the journalism program at BCIT. Outside of work, Kris enjoys playing volleyball, watching movies, and traveling.

CANADA AM remains Canada’s only national morning show and will continue to be available to Winnipeg viewers and those in other Western markets on CTV News Channel. CANADA AM is also available on demand at canadaam.ctv.ca in an expanded video player, with all three-hours of CANADA AM available in half-hour segments. Additionally, segments from CANADA AM contributors Richard Crouse, Loren Christie, Pat Foran, Karl Lohnes, Mark Cullen, Leslie Beck, Dr. Marla Shapiro, Libby Norris, and Marc Saltzman, along with Jeff’s Videos and all the cooking segments, will be archived and available on demand.

After almost 38 years at CTV Winnipeg, veteran news anchor Sylvia Kuzyk is stepping away from the desk this Fall.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people in our community for these many years. The time has come however, for me to embark on a new direction and take time for all of those things I have kept on the back burner for years. I am so grateful to all the viewers who have supported me and helped me to have a rich and rewarding career,” said Kuzyk. I just want to say thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me into your lives for so many years.”

“There will never be another Sylvia Kuzyk. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues and our viewers,” said, Bill Hanson, VP and GM of CTV Winnipeg. “What a wonderful testament to Sylvia’s love of our community that despite opportunities to move elsewhere, she decided to remain in Manitoba for her broadcast career. We invite all of our viewers to visit ctvwinnipeg.ca, check out Sylvia’s page and send her best wishes.”

 

Some of Sylvia’s many awards and achievements include:

The Order of Manitoba

Lifetime Achievement Award from the RTNDA

YM/YWCA Woman of Distinction Award

Broadcast Excellence Award from the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba

Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Award 

 

“To say Sylvia is multi-talented is an understatement”, said Karen Mitchell, News Director of CTV Winnipeg. “For more than three decades Sylvia has anchored and produced news, written, researched and hosted documentaries, hosted and produced the daily arts and entertainment segment “Spotlight” and presented Manitoba’s #1 weather forecast. She has served the newsroom and the community with her time, energy, and enthusiasm.

Sylvia is a true leader and a big part of our newsroom’s success. Working with Sylvia is a joy.”