May 8, 1985 |
|Known for||Television reporter|
|Home town||Dorval, Quebec|
Devon Soltendieck (born May 8, 1985 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian television entertainment reporter. He has been a MuchMusic VJ, and from early 2010 until January 2013 an anchor and reporter on CP24.
Soltendieck attended a summer school for two months in Villars, Switzerland. He returned to Canada to finish high school and graduated from Selwyn House School in Westmount, Quebec, then from Dawson College CEGEP. While a student at Dawson, Soltendieck helped run the school newspaper. Before he was hired by MuchMusic, Soltendieck was a student of Economics and Political Science at Concordia University and continued his education in Finance at the University of Toronto thereafter. Soltendieck is a professionally trained violinist and horn player and has taught himself to play guitar and percussion. He is fluently bilingual in English and French.
Soltendieck's career began in 2004, when he won MuchMusic's VJ Search competition at the age of 18. He was first awarded a three-month contract and went on to work for the station for six years. As a VJ, Soltendieck was part of the MuchNews team, interviewing numerous celebrities and covering current events. Soltendieck also briefly appeared in the movie Fantastic Four, as a MuchMusic reporter. He was voted one of TV Guide's "Top 10 Stars on the Verge of a Major Breakout" in March 2005.
Soltendieck joined the news team at CP24 in 2010 as an anchor and remote host. He ended his run in 2013.
Soltendieck joined Etalk on August 21, 2013.
Pop Quiz on E!
As of November 4, 2013, Soltendieck can be seen weeknights at 9 p.m. on the E! Canada entertainment network as host of the new game show, Pop Quiz. Canadian comedian Emma Hunter serves as judge for this quiz show.
- no byline (January 27, 2004). "And now, the other blonde contenders...", Toronto Star, p. E4.
- Zivitz, Jordan (January 25, 2004). "Wildcard VJ on a tight leash: Devon joins Rick, Amanda and that smiley gal with the weird hair", Edmonton Journal, p. B1.
- no byline (January 19, 2004). "MuchMusic hopeful doesn't make VJ cut", Ottawa Citizen, p. B3.
- MuchMusic.com | Personalities