Morning News (Canadian morning TV show)

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Morning News
Global Morning News.png
The opening title for the Morning News
Also known as Global News Morning (Ontario, 2003-2009)
This Morning Live (Quebec, 2001-2008)
Global News Morning Edition (Edmonton/Calgary, 2000-2006)
ITV First News (Edmonton, Early 1990s-2000)
The Breakfast Show (Calgary, Early 1990s-2000)
Genre Breakfast television
Starring Various hosts
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Location(s) Vancouver
Production company(s) Shaw Media
Original channel BCTV/Calgary 7/ITV (1990s-2001)
Global (2001-present)
Picture format 480p (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Related shows News Hour

The Morning News (known as the Saturday Morning News or the Sunday Morning News on Saturdays and Sundays respectively and the Early Morning News from 5-6 AM) is the name of local morning newscasts airing on Global Television Network's owned-and-operated stations (O&Os) in British Columbia, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Halifax with each station producing its own edition of the program.

As part of Shaw Communications' benefit package for acquiring Global and other specialty channels from the bankrupt Canwest, Global O&Os in Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Montreal, and the Maritimes would each launch morning shows for their respective markets. As of January 28, 2013, this promise has been fulfilled by Shaw Media.[1]

Global BC[edit]

The Morning News on Global BC airs at 5:00AM to 9AM PT on weekdays and at 7:00AM to 10:00AM PT on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The weekday edition of Morning News is hosted by Steve Darling and Sophie Lui with Mark Madryga or Yvonne Schalle as meteorologist, and Kaitlyn Herbst as traffic reporter.[2] The Saturday and Sunday edition of Morning News is hosted by Leigh Kjekstad with Sonia Beeksma on weather and Jay Janower on sports.[3]

Global Calgary[edit]

The Morning News on Global Calgary airs weekdays at 5:00AM to 9AM MT and on weekends 7AM to 10AM MT. It is simulcast on Global Lethbridge. Morning News on Global Calgary is hosted by Amber Schinkel, Dallas Flexhaug, and Scott Fee with Jordan Witzel on weather and Leslie Horton on traffic.[4] The Weekend Morning News is hosted by Bindu Suri, Gemma Lynne Stroobant, and Stefan Keyes with Jenna Freeman on weather.[5]

Global Edmonton[edit]

The Morning News on Global Edmonton airs weekdays from 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM MT, and weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM MT. It is the most watched morning show in Edmonton, consistently beating the nearest competition by a margin of 6 to 1.[6] Morning News is hosted by Shayne Ganam, Lorraine Mansbridge and Erin Chalmers with Daintre Christensen as traffic reporter and Mike Sobel on weather.[7] On the weekend, Morning News is hosted by Kent Morrison and Kevin O'Connell.[8]

Global Regina[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Regina weekdays from 6am to 9am local time. Morning News features Liz Pittman as weather specialist.[9]

Global Saskatoon[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Saskatoon weekdays from 6am to 9am local time. Morning News on Global Saskatoon is hosted by Lisa Dutton and Melissa Nakhavoly with Kevin Stanfield as weather specialist.[10]

Global Winnipeg[edit]

The Morning News airs on Global Winnipeg weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. It is simulcast on CJBN. It debuted on February 6, 2012 and features the only TV news helicopter in Winnipeg. Morning News Winnipeg is hosted by Brittany Greenslade with Mike Koncan as weather specialist and co-anchor.[11]

Global Toronto[edit]

Global Toronto airs The Morning Show from 6AM to 9:00AM (addition until 9:30AM for broadcast nationally) ET on weekdays. The show is produced from studios located at the Shaw Media Building at 121 Bloor St. in Toronto.

Former personalities on Global News Morning[edit]


The station debuted a morning news program on July 14, 2003 under the title Global News Morning; it was broadcast weekdays 6AM to 9AM ET. The program was renamed Morning News in 2006 [12][13][14] in conjunction with Global's network-wide rebranding exercise. This show was broadcast from 81 Barber Greene Road (Global Toronto Office) in Don Mills from 2003 to 2009.

The newscast was cancelled in January 2009 due to low ratings, and was replaced by a simulcast of then-sister station CHCH-TV's more popular Morning Live show, originating in Hamilton, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. The CHCH simulcast was dropped in August 2009 after Canwest sold the Hamilton station to Channel Zero; since then, Global Toronto had aired second-run lifestyle programming in the morning timeslot.

On June 1, 2011, Shaw Communications announced that it would relaunch a morning newscast on Global Toronto in the fall of 2011 under the title The Morning Show, instead of using the Morning News moniker.[15][16] Kris Reyes, Liza Fromer, Dave Gerry and Daru Dhillon were named as the anchors for the three-hour-long newscast. The show debuted on October 11, 2011.

On August 27, 2012, Dhillon left the show. On the same day, CIII launched The News at Noon [17] Antony Robart took over Dhillon's position. The News at Noon is produced in the same Bloor Street studio as The Morning Show. On December 12, 2012, it was announced that The Morning Show would be expanded in early 2013 to include an additional half-hour that would be broadcast nationally.

Global Montreal[edit]

The Morning News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM ET on Global Montreal. The program is broadcast from its studios in the Dominion Square Building in Downtown Montreal, and from various locations in Montreal's West Island area. Montreal Morning News is anchored by Camille Ross with Jessica LaVenture as weather specialist.[18]


The Morning News began airing on Global Montreal on January 28, 2013, 5 years after the station's original morning show (This Morning Live) was cancelled.

After being rebranded as Global, Global Montreal aired a live two and a half-hour (and subsequently three) hour weekday morning magazine program called This Morning Live. It was aired in place of cartoons that aired on most Global stations weekday mornings because Quebec provincial law requires children's programming to be shown weekdays commercial-free over the air. A side benefit of this was that it added enough Canadian content to the station's schedule that it could air American talk shows in the afternoon.

The cancellation of This Morning Live was announced in late 2007 and the last program was broadcast on February 27, 2008. To partially make up for the loss of locally produced broadcast hours, the station brought back News Final, which was cancelled in June 2006 due to low ratings.

Global Halifax[edit]

The Morning News airs weekday mornings from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM AT on Global Halifax. It is simulcast on Global New Brunswick. The program is broadcast in high-definition from its new studios on Göttingen Street in Downtown Halifax. It launched on January 28, 2013. The Morning News in Halifax is hosted by Crystal Garret and Paul Brothers.[19]

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  1. ^ CRTC approves Shaw’s purchase of the Canwest Global television properties, CRTC press release, October 22, 2010. Accessed online June 22, 2011.
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  12. ^ Wayback Machine: Back original page on Morning News until May 7, 2007, This site was original on: February 21, 2006
  13. ^ Wayback Machine: This is last original page site on Dec 20, 2008, This is after later when change page site from starting on May 11, 2007
  14. ^ This is their own reporting they are talk about "Saving on Gas" & logo about "Morning News" about 1 to 18 second, This is Youtube it was publish on: Jan 21, 2010. However this recording live show on July 11, 2007
  15. ^ Global News Launches 'The Morning Show'
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  17. ^ Global Toronto Announces Hosts for The News at Noon, Broadcaster Magazine, August 7, 2012.
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