News Hour

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. Continue reading »

GlobalBCGlobal BC’s News Hour will hit the road next month for a cross-province community tour.

Led by Anchor Chris Gailus alongside Sports Anchor Squire Barnes and Meteorologist Kristi Gordon, the News Hour on the Road tour will broadcast live from five different B.C. communities, giving viewers a chance to catch the province’s most-watched newscast up-close and in-person. The News Hour on the Road tour begins Monday, May 6.

“The News Hour on the Road tour gives Global BC an opportunity to connect with communities on a grassroots level, and report on the topics and concerns that matter most to them. As we enter into an election period in B.C., the need to tell these stories becomes that much more important,” says Kenton Boston, Vice President, B.C. and National News. Continue reading »

 

Global BC is pleased to announce several major changes to its on-air lineup, highlighted by the shift of Randene Neill and Squire Barnes to News Hour Final as the program’s new anchors.

These moves are designed to further reinforce Global BC as a leading news-gathering source in the province. Randene and Squire move to News Hour Final beginning tonight, November 21 at 11pm PT.

After ten years working together on the Global BC Noon News Hour, Randene and Squire bring their well-honed news sense and amazing chemistry to the highly-popular late night newscast News Hour Final. This move gives the two seasoned broadcasters the opportunity to grow the late night brand, and redefine it both as a timely source for the news of the day and a destination for irreverent and entertaining content. Replacing Randene and Squire on the Noon News Hour is current Morning News co-anchor Sophie Lui and sportscaster Jay Durant.

Much-loved reporter Lynn Colliar returns to air and to the anchor chair as host of the Saturday Morning News and Sunday Morning News, as well as the Weekend Noon News Hour beginning Saturday, November 26th.  Returning from maternity leave, Colliar brings a wealth of personality and experience with her as anchor of both programs.

“As the province’s leading news team, Global BC is continuously looking for ways to better deliver timely and unparalleled news to viewers in new and dynamic ways,” said Troy Reeb, Vice-President, Global News. “These on-air shifts help redefine Global BC in order to better deliver the news across the province to keep viewers informed.”

In an innovative move, Global BC veteran anchor Jill Krop moves from News Hour Final to head the creation of a new online news-gathering source. Dubbed Trending (working title), Krop will analyze and investigate the top trending stories breaking online, then bring these topics to air on the Early News and News Hour every evening. Krop will also interact with viewers and online users to help shape Trending’s content and bridge the gap between stories reported on in each newscast and those making waves online. Trending is scheduled to launch in the New Year. More details will be made available in the coming months.

Global Toronto announced today that esteemed local news personality Anne Mroczkowski will join Leslie Roberts as the new co-anchor of the station’s flagship 6pm newscast on June 1st, 2010.

“Leslie and Anne are an unbeatable team,” said Patrick O’Hara, Vice President, Eastern Stations & General Manager, Global Toronto. “Their collective experience, knowledge, and deep connection with viewers in the Greater Toronto Area make them a winning combination. We are very pleased to welcome Anne to Global Toronto and are confident that our viewers will love our new co-anchor team.”

For more than 30 years, award-winning, veteran news anchor Anne Mroczkowski has brought local television audiences the stories that have moved, shaken or stirred their hearts, minds and lives in the GTA. She comes to Global having co-anchored CityTV’s primetime newscast for more than two decades. Anne was born in Hamilton, raised in Toronto’s Parkdale district and studied journalism at Carleton University and Niagara College.  Despite many opportunities to work abroad, she chose to remain in the community she loves so much, where her roots are deep and her commitment to the GTA is one of enduring affection.

“I look forward to being part of the Global Toronto news team,” commented Anne. “I have always recognized them as a talented and dedicated group who consistently bring insight and perspective when covering stories in the GTA. I am excited to be a part of this incredible family and to share the anchor desk with Leslie, a journalist whom I have admired for many years.”

Leslie Roberts has been the trusted anchor of the News Hour for almost a decade. A media veteran who hails from a long line of Canadian journalists, Leslie began his storied career in radio and made the jump to television in 1985 at CTV Montreal. After a ‘tour of duty’ in the United States with TV News in New York in the late 90s, Leslie returned home in 2000 to become a valued member of the Global News family in Montreal. He joined Global Toronto in 2001 and has led its award-winning news team ever since.

“Anne has had an outstanding career in local television and has made an enormous contribution to Toronto,” said Leslie. “I welcome the opportunity to work with her and know she will be an invaluable addition to our news organization.”