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Global Saskatoon’s Lisa Dutton has done it again.  This time she’s inadvertently performed fellatio on air.  Using the words “the big, fat rubber end of my vibrating” and “Oh yeah, that feels good. That hits the spot” make this clip hilarious viewing.

And in case you missed it last time, here is her charming “pick a dick” blooper. Continue reading »

As 2012 draws to a close, Global News is pleased to give viewers a chance to reflect on the stories and events of most concern through the eyes of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Led by Global National Anchor & Executive Editor Dawna Friesen, In Conversation with the Prime Minister will tackle the issues, both big and small, that Canadians care most about.

“We’re pleased to be providing Canadians with the opportunity to catch this one-on-one interview between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Anchor Dawna Friesen, who is one of the best in the business,” says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, Global News & Station Operations. “With In Conversation with the Prime Minister, Dawna and our Global News team have covered all the important issues while delving into his more personal thoughts on a range of different topics.” Continue reading »

Global News has announced that The Morning Show will be airing to a national audience in 2013.

After more than a year in Toronto, the show will now be available across all Global stations from January 7.

“The development of a national morning program is an important piece in Global News’ overall strategy and represents our continued dedication to providing Canadians with the most original and valuable news content possible,” says Troy Reeb, Senior Vice-President, Global News and Station Operations. Continue reading »

Global News announced today that Antony Robart and Rosey Edeh have been named as hosts of Global Toronto’s new midday News at Noon.

A mix of charm and personality coupled with extensive broadcasting experience, Robart and Edeh will provide Torontonians with all the news they need to stay informed throughout the day.

The News at Noon launches Monday, August 27, and will air weekdays from 12-12:30pm ET. Continue reading »

Global News is giving Canadians more ways to stay informed on the day’s top news this fall with the announcement of several new programs in local communities across the country.

From the launch of Global Toronto’s News at Noon, and the move of the newsmagazine program 16×9 to a weekday primetime slot, to the expansion of both morning and evening broadcasts in select markets, Global News is determined to serve communities from coast-to-coast with unparalleled news coverage and content. Continue reading »

Global News and Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) announced today that they have selected four Global News reporters to travel to Africa as part of the joint Shaw Africa Project.

Global BC’s Rumina Daya, Global Edmonton’s Laurel Clark, Global Toronto’s Sean O’Shea and Global News Videographer Barry Acton will each travel to three separate sub-Saharan countries in the first move of a partnership announced late last year.

“With Rumina, Laurel, Sean and Barry, we have a group of professionals who represent the high journalistic standards and principles advocated by Global News,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “We are happy to provide them with an amazing opportunity to grow personally and professionally while helping to strengthen the communities they visit.” 

Location and information as follows: 

Rumina Daya in Sierra Leone: Daya is an awarding winning journalist who has covered stories all over the world, including the war in Afghanistan, the tsunami in Sri Lanka and sex tourism/human trafficking in Thailand and Myanmar for which she won a Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) award. Originally from Calgary, Daya graduated with a Communications degree with a major in journalism at Mount Royal University.  

Laurel Clark in Liberia: Clark has reported on major news events in all three capitals on the Prairies, covering the June 2010 house explosion in north Edmonton, the funeral for Greyhound bus murder victim Tim McLean Jr, and the devastating fires that swept through Slave Lake in May, 2011. Clark graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism, Highest Honours from Carleton University in Ottawa. 

Sean O’Shea in Ghana: An award-winning investigative and consumer reporter, O’Shea has spent 25 years with Global Toronto, and is the station’s longest-serving on-air reporter. He has hosted several programs and segments and has reported on events, including countless federal, provincial and municipal elections, as well as elections in Haiti and El Salvador. Throughout his career, O’Shea has mentored and trained more than 100 journalists. Born in Calgary, O’Shea is a graduate of the University of Regina, School of Journalism. 

Barry Acton in Liberia: A seasoned videographer and photojournalist, Acton has over 20 years experience shooting major news events. Acton has been embedded in Afghanistan twice, and was on the ground for revolts in Bangkok, as well as in Egypt, Bahrian and Libya during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in each country. Acton now resides in Ottawa, working on The West Block with Tom Clark. Raised in Nepean, Ontario, Acton is a graduate of Loyalist College’s Television Broadcasting program. 

Daya, Clark, O’Shea and Acton will spend approximately three weeks in these African countries to file location-specific stories and conduct human rights reporting workshops. On returning, each will work with JHR’s youth engagement division to help provide a deeper understanding of reporting from Africa. 

“Journalists for Human Rights is delighted to partner with Global News on the Shaw Africa Project,” says Rachel Pulfer, JHR’s Executive Director. “Shaw Media’s journalists get an introduction to what is arguably one of the most rewarding forms of journalism that exists: putting hard-earned reporting skills to work for development goals in places where the need for a stronger media is very great.”

Selected journalists will be sent to each location within the coming months. Specific dates will be announced shortly. 

Global News pays tribute to the Canadian men and women who have served our country worldwide with the hour-long Canada Remembers coverage special.

Hosted by Global National Anchor & Executive Editor Dawna Friesen, Canada Remembers airs commercial-free on Remembrance Day this Friday, November 11 on all Global Stations across the country.  

Beginning at 10:30am ET/7:30am PT, Canada Remembers will feature live coverage of the ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. Global News’ Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark will be live, on-the-ground to offer a first-hand perspective of events taking place throughout the morning. Military historian and Curator of the Canadian War Museum Dean Oliver will also be on-hand to lend his expertise to the Canada Remembers coverage. 

Friesen will also be joined in-studio by Afghanistan War veteran Tim Laidler, who will provide a unique, first-person perspective on the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder on the men and women who have served in Canada’s most recent war. After joining the Canadian Forces in 2002, Laidler was twice deployed to Afghanistan. Laidler currently works as a para-professional counselor with the Veterans Transition Program in B.C. and helps soldiers returning from military service overseas to readjust to civilian life. 

“Canada Remembers salutes the men and women who have served to protect our country and honours those who continue to do so today,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “Led by two of our most experienced broadcasters in Dawna and Tom, the Canada Remembers special will allow viewers from coast-to-coast to come together to share in remembering those who fought for our country and continue to do so.” 

Canada Remembers will also stream live online at, and will supplement coverage with live reporting from Ottawa, as well as a liveblog and Q&A from an expert panel of guests. will also feature links and articles from’s ground-breaking D-Day to Victory online experience, also located at 

In addition to Canada Remembers, Global BC will air a special one-hour broadcast beginning at 10:30am PST that includes Our Heroes, highlighting memorable stories of Canadian war heroes presented by master storyteller Mike McCardell. Global BC News Hour anchor Chris Gailus will host live coverage of Remembrance Day ceremonies at Vancouver’s Victory Square.

Canada Remembers coverage special airs live on Remembrance Day at the following times:  


Global Maritimes: 

·         11:30am AST – Canada Remembers LIVE


Global Montreal/Toronto: 

·         10:30am EST – Canada Remembers LIVE


Global Winnipeg/Regina/Saskatoon: 

·         9:30am CST – Canada Remembers LIVE


Global Edmonton/Calgary/Lethbridge: 

·         8:30am MST – Canada Remembers LIVE (Note: Morning News in all three markets will end 30 minutes early at 8:30 am MST to carry this special presentation)

·         10:30am MST – Canada Remembers, encore airing


Global BC:

·         7:30am PST – Canada Remembers LIVE

·         10:30am PST – Our Heroes

·         10:50am PST – Vancouver Remembrance Day Ceremonies LIVE


Global Okanagan:

·         7:30am PST – Canada Remembers LIVE 

Global News announced today the launch date of its new national current affairs program The West Block with Tom Clark, hosted by the revered broadcast veteran and Global News’ Chief Political Correspondent.

The engaging, provocative and informative program launches this Sunday, November 6 at 11am ET/10am PT/12pm AT.

Airing weekly from Parliament Hill, The West Block with Tom Clark will cut through the spin and political jargon to make issues accessible to all Canadians.

The program will circumvent political talking points and engage in down-to-earth conversations that will enlighten viewers on all the hot-topic issues making waves across the country.

The West Block with Tom Clark will also go behind the scenes and show the real, unscripted moments on Parliament Hill to give viewers an insider glimpse of day-to-day life in our nation’s capital.

Viewers can also join the conversation and weigh in on topics via Skype, Twitter, Facebook and email.

“The West Block with Tom Clark gets viewers involved by focusing on the issues they care most about, then demanding answers to these concerns directly from those in charge,” says Troy Reeb Vice President, Global News. “Tom and the West Block team will give Canadians the chance to sidestep stuffy, one-sided political baffle-gab to get straight to the answers from the country’s top politicians and thought leaders.”

With over 40 years experience, Clark is one of Canada’s most recognizable and respected journalists. Prior to joining the Global News team, Clark served as a foreign correspondent, bureau chief, and national news anchor. His career has seen him interview every prime minister since Pierre Trudeau, cover every federal election campaign since 1974 and report from six war zones.

The West Block with Tom Clark airs Sundays at the following times: 

10am – Global BC, Global Edmonton, Global Calgary

11am – Global Regina, Global Saskatoon, Global Winnipeg, Global Toronto, Global Montreal

12pm – Global Maritimes

Global Saskatoon, Global Regina, Global Winnipeg, Global Toronto and Global Montreal will also air respective local provincial affairs program s each Sunday following The West Block with Tom Clark.

Global News’ newsmagazine program 16×9 launches its fourth season this fall with a new look, a new time and an expanded format.

Beginning Saturday, October 15th at 7pm ET/PT, Chief Correspondent Carolyn Jarvis launches the new hour-long version of this award-winning investigative program with an in-depth profile of Winston Blackmore and the polygamist community of Bountiful.

“Over the past three seasons, 16×9 has established itself as a destination for in-depth investigative stories Canadians want, expect and deserve,” says Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “16×9 has a great season lined up, and with an expanded format, the team has even more of an opportunity to dig deep for the stories that will resonate across the country.” 

16×9 launches this season with an insider look at Bountiful and its leader Winston Blackmore. With 15 wives and 130 children, Blackmore’s way of living is in direct conflict with Canada’s anti-polygamy laws. However, Blackmore maintains he is simply following the principles of his faith and the tenets set forth by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which say only those in plural marriages can secure a place in heaven. While Blackmore and his congregation are very private and rarely let outsiders visit their community, they allowed Jarvis to live with their congregation for an unprecedented two weeks, a length of time never before provided to any other media outlet.

A native of Richmond BC, Jarvis has covered some of the biggest national and international stories, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and the recent shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Leading up to the 2011 Federal Election, Jarvis also hosted Focus: Decision Canada, a 30-minute political program covering all the political ins-and-outs coming out of Ottawa. Jarvis has also won numerous awards including a National RTNDA Award for Feature Reporting. Before moving to Toronto, Jarvis split her time as a reporter/weekend anchor for Global National in addition to 16×9 Correspondent.

16×9 is the recipient of several industry accolades, including a 2010 RTNDA win for the Hugh Haugland Award for creative use of video and a recent Gemini win for Best Lifestyle/Practical Information Segment.

Global News announced today that Dawna Friesen will anchor a special Thanksgiving edition of Global National from Goderich, Ontario this Monday, October 10th at 5:30pm ET live from the streets of the southwestern Ontario town ravaged by a disastrous tornado earlier this summer.

In addition to the news of the day, the newscast will provide an in-depth update of families from Goderich as well as from Slave Lake, two communities still reeling from devastating natural disasters.

“With Thanksgiving being celebrated in homes all across the country, we wanted to revisit these incredible families that are literally picking up the pieces of their lives to see what this day means to them,” said Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “The disasters in Slave Lake and Goderich have transformed people’s lives.  Their stories provide inspiration to us all.”

In Slave Lake, Global National’s Frances Silvaggio catches up with Amy and Jonathan Nicholl and their two children. The Nicholl’s had just enough time to escape the raging fire this past May with one set of clothes each, their pets and one toy for each of their children. After living in a trailer for the past five months, the Nicholl’s are the first family to move into a brand new home, rebuilt in 38 days, a project that would normally take more than 90 days complete.

Global National’s Mike Drolet visits with Jim and Mary Frayne in Goderich. Jim is lucky to be alive. He was home when the tornado was tearing down the walls and ripping the roof off their house. Thankfully, as they begin rebuilding their lives, the Fraynes have a home to stay in, due to the kindness of another couple who winter down south. Global National will also speak to a Goderich family whose home and restaurant were damaged by the tornado to see how they’re coping with double the destruction.

After visiting Goderich, Global National will travel to three Ontario communities – Port Stanley, Unionville and Sudbury – as part of the week-long Your Canada road trip during the week of October 10th. Each town was selected as part of Global News’ recently-completed Your Canada photo submission contest.