Seamus O'Regan

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Seamus O'Regan
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Seamus O'Regan at an interview with U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson, July 29, 2010
Born (1971-01-18) January 18, 1971 (age 43)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Nationality Canadian
Education Attended St. Francis Xavier University
Attended University College Dublin
Attended INSEAD
Masters of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Cambridge (Darwin College)
Occupation News reporter, broadcaster
Years active 2000-present
Notable credit(s) Co-host of Canada AM (2001-2011)
Correspondent for CTV National News (2011-2012)
Spouse(s) Steve Doss

Seamus O'Regan (born January 18, 1971) is a Canadian broadcast journalist from Newfoundland and Labrador. He was a correspondent with CTV National News, and a former co-host of Canada AM.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

O'Regan was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. At the age of 10, O'Regan became a regional correspondent for CBC Radio's Anybody Home?, producing stories that celebrated the unique accomplishments of local residents - a professor hunting for giant squid to one woman's fight against leukemia.

He studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia and at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He studied marketing strategies at INSEAD, an international business school near Paris, France. He received his Masters of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Cambridge, studying at Darwin College in Cambridge, England.[2]

Career[edit]

He has worked as an assistant to Environment Minister Jean Charest in Ottawa and to Justice Minister Edward Roberts in St. John's, and was policy advisor and speechwriter to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian Tobin.[3]

In 2000, O'Regan joined talktv's current affairs program, the chatroom. He began his duties at Canada AM on December 19, 2001. On November 8, 2011, he announced that he would be leaving Canada AM on November 24, 2011 to become a correspondent for CTV National News.[1] O'Regan left CTV in 2012.[4] Since leaving CTV he has occasionally been a fill-in host on radio station CFRB in Toronto,[5] worked on independent television productions and at Ryerson University.[6]

In the summer 2013, O'Regan was rumoured to be a possible candidate for the Liberal Party of Canada in that year's federal by-election to replace Bob Rae in Toronto Centre; however O'Regan did not run for the nomination.[7]

It was reported in August 2014 that O'Regan will be seeking the federal Liberal Party nomination in the Newfoundland riding of St. John's South—Mount Pearl for the next federal election, expected in 2015.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On July 9, 2010, he married his longtime partner, Steve Doussis, in Newfoundland.[8] His father, also named Seamus, was a judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.

O'Regan serves on the Boards of Katimavik, Canada's leading youth service-learning programme, and The Rooms, which houses the provincial art gallery, museum, and archives of Newfoundland and Labrador. He also sits on the board of directors for fellow Newfoundlander Allan Hawco's theatre company, The Company Theatre, located in Toronto.

Award[edit]

In December 1999, O'Regan was named as one of Maclean's 100 Young Canadians to Watch in the 21st century.[1]

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