15 January 1945
Author, TV & Radio Host
Dini Petty (born January 15, 1945 in Kingston upon Thames, Greater London, England) is a Canadian television and radio host. At 22, wearing a trademark pink jumpsuit and working for Toronto radio station CKEY, she became the first female traffic reporter to pilot her own helicopter. She clocked 5,000 hours as pilot-in-command of a Hughes 300.
Citytv Toronto, she worked as a writer, reporter and co-anchor, with Gord Martineau, of evening newscast . There she hosted an afternoon program, CityPulse at 6 Sweet City Woman. Petty also anchored CITY-TV's short-lived 5:30 p.m. news and current affairs program CityWide from May 1987 until 1989 when she left for CFTO-TV.
Personal Life [ edit ]
In 1980, a documentary camera followed her
pregnancy and the birth of her son Nicholas.
On Citytv's daily
talk show , Petty established herself as one of Canada's foremost television talk show hosts. She left her news anchor position to concentrate on CityLine CityLine.
In 1989, Petty moved to
CFTO and the Baton Broadcasting System. Her hour-long general interest talk show, , aired until 2001. The Dini Petty Show
In the 2000s, Petty hosted
Weekends with Dini Petty, a syndicated weekly radio program focused on health and wellness for baby boomers. Sheila Copps succeeded her as host of Weekends.
Petty has written a
children's book, The Queen, the Bear, and the Bumblebee.
In August and September 2010, Petty will be returning to guest-host several episodes of Cityline while current host,
Tracy Moore, is on maternity leave.
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