Seamus O'Regan at an interview with U.S. Ambassador David Jacobson, July 29, 2010
January 18, 1971 |
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
|Education||Attended St. Francis Xavier University
Attended University College Dublin
Masters of Philosophy in Politics from the University of Cambridge (Darwin College)
|Occupation||News reporter, broadcaster|
|Notable credit(s)||Co-host of Canada AM (2001-2011)
Correspondent for CTV National News (2011-2012)
Early life and education
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.
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.
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. O'Regan left CTV in 2012. Since leaving CTV he has occasionally been a fill-in host on radio station CFRB in Toronto, worked on independent television productions and at Ryerson University.
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.
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.
On July 9, 2010, he married his longtime partner, Steve Doussis, in Newfoundland. 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.
- "Seamus O'Regan joining CTV National News as correspondent". CTV News. November 8, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-09.
- "Seamus O'Regan, Correspondent, CTV National News". CTV. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
- "Seamus O'Regan - Summary Profile". National Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 12 December 2011.
- "Seamus O'Regan to run for Liberals in St. John's". CTV News. August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
- Takeuchi, Craig (November 8, 2011). "CTV anchor (and out gay man) Seamus O'Regan to leave Canada AM for CTV National News". The Georgia Straight (Vancouver Free Press Publishing Corporation). Retrieved 2011-11-09.
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