Jennifer Valentyne

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Jennifer Valentyne
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Valentyne at Breakfast Television Viewer Appreciation Day 2008
Born (1967-05-31) May 31, 1967 (age 49)
Occupation Television Personality
Spouse(s) Greg Valentyne
Website www.jennifervalentyne.com

Jennifer Elizabeth Valentyne (née Peck, born May 31, 1967) is a Canadian television personality. Her longest running role was on Breakfast Television in Toronto, where she hosted the "Live Eye" and was the stand in co-host. As of Fall 2016, she is the host of The Bachelorette Canada live After Show on W Network,[1] and is also a co-host on "Derringer in the Morning" on Q107 in Toronto.

Valentyne graduated from David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute[2] While attending Centennial College for Radio and Television Broadcasting, she was the Key590 radio station Cash Car Girl. She was also an intern at MuchMusic and after graduation obtained a full-time position as a graphics operator in hopes of becoming a VJ. She produced and hosted a segment called Much Happenings and was known as the Citytv Prize Queen on Speakers Corner. She then moved over to morning television in the role of the singing weather girl. Over the course of her career, she has interviewed celebrities such as Sir Richard Branson, Billy Crystal, Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Harrison Ford.

Valentyne was a founding member of the comedy troupe "On the Off Ramp" and studied improvisation at The Second City, where she worked with one of the originals, Joe Flaherty, on character building. She has also been writing songs and singing jazz since she was a teenager and went on tour after releasing two CDs. Valentyne's position on Breakfast Television was eliminated on April 1, 2016. [3][4]

Valentyne has volunteer initiatives and is actively involved with Camp Oochigeas, The Children’s Breakfast Club, Dreams Take Flight, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision.

She is a former Toronto Argonauts cheerleader and has posed as the Toronto Sun's Sunshine Girl. She is also a singer-songwriter. She sings jazz standards and originals. She released a CD in 2001.

On February 14, 2017, Valentyne officially joined Corus Entertainment's Q107 as a morning co-host on "Derringer in the Morning".

She is married to Greg Valentyne, former camera operator at City, Founder of Heroes Beer. They have two children, Jackson and Georgia .[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Bachelorette Canada After Show". W Network. 
  2. ^ "Profile Updates: Grads in the Broadcast Media", Thomson Tradewinds Spring 2012, David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute, p. 3 (pdf), retrieved April 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Jenny Yuen, "Breakfast Television splits with Jennifer Valentyne", Toronto Sun, April 3, 2016.
  4. ^ Greg David, "Jennifer Valentyne exits Breakfast Television Toronto", TV, eh?, April 1, 2016.
  5. ^ Jillian Cecchini, "Lights, camera, action! — true love blossoms on set", Post City Toronto, August 29, 2012.

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