CP24 Breakfast

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
CP24 Breakfast
CP24 Breakfast
Genre News/Morning show
Starring George Lagogianes, Pooja Handa, Steve Anthony, Cam Woolley, Bill Coulter (weekdays)/Nneka Elliott, Jamie Gutfruend, Jill Coton, Arda Zakarian (weekends)
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Location(s) Toronto
Release
Original network CP24
Picture format 480i
Original release March 26, 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Breakfast Television
Related shows Live at 5, Live at 5:30
External links
Website

CP24 Breakfast is a Canadian morning television news show that airs on CP24 (the 24-hour local television news service based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) the show airs weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and from 7:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. on Saturdays and 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

There is also an early weekday edition of CP24 Breakfast titled Before Breakfast that airs from 5:00 - 5:30 a.m.

History[edit]

CP24 Breakfast first aired on March 26, 2009, displacing the simulcast of Citytv Toronto's Breakfast Television, which is now owned by Rogers Media and had been airing on CP24 since its inception in 1998. On the same day of the launch, CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media) relaunched its Toronto-based oldies music radio station, 1050 CHUM, as an News/talk radio station CP24 Radio 1050 which the station operated primarily as a simulcast of CP24's television counterpart, which was later reverted to an all-sports radio format as TSN Radio 1050 as of April 2011. Prior to the launch of CP24 Breakfast, from February 2009, until March 25, 2009, CP24 had its own news inserts during commercial breaks on BT known as More On CP24 in which CP24 anchors would do extended morning news updates. Unofficially Citytv hosts had constantly referred to Breakfast Television being "only on Citytv, Cable 7" several months before CP24 launched its own new morning show.

The program debuted with Ann Rohmer as news anchor with Melissa Grelo and Matte Babel as co-hosts, live reporter Cam Wooley, weather specialist Nalini Sharma with Bob Summers, Steve Anthony and Mika Middolo as part of the traffic team. Babel switched to the "Live Eye" six months later before leaving in 2010, Anthony took his place as cohost. Rohmer exited the show in June of 2010 and was later replaced by Lindsey Deluce. Sharma went on maternity leave in early 2012 and switched to the "Live Eye" upon returning a year later before leaving the show altogether in 2014. Bill Coulter joined the weather team in her place. Deluce took a maternity leave in mid-2012 and was temporarily replaced by Farah Nasser who herself went on mat leave, six months later. George Lagogianes filled her spot throughout her second mat leave beginning in the fall of 2014. Grelo went on maternity leave shortly before the program's fifth anniversary but did not return, Pooja Handa succeeded her as co-host later that year.

On March 19, 2011, CP24 extended its morning show with the launch of CP24 Breakfast Weekend Edition becoming the first station in Toronto to serve a morning show seven days a week. The program was initially hosted by Gurdeep Ahulwalia (later replaced by Nneka Elliott) and Pooja Handa (later replaced by Travis Dhanraj)[1][2]

In August 2011, CP24 once again extended its breakfast show to include Before Breakfast, hosted by Lindsey Deluce, which airs weekdays from 5:00 a.m. - 5:30 a.m.[3][4]

Set[edit]

The CP24 studio is on the second floor of 299 Queen Street West. Large north-facing windows look out towards Queen Street. The set and newsroom is home to CP24 Breakfast and most of the other CP24-produced programming.

Notable presenters[edit]

Weekdays[edit]

Weekends[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°38′59″N 79°23′25″W / 43.649701°N 79.390233°W / 43.649701; -79.390233