John Downs (broadcaster)
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John Downs was a radio reporter and personality, who has worked in news and talk radio in Toronto since 1999, primarily covering Toronto City Hall. His individual work has been recognized by the Radio and Television News Directors Association of Canada, including the Sam Ross Award for Best National Commentary in 2007.
He hosted The John Downs Show, a news-based talk program on CFMJ AM640 in Toronto, Ontario until he was fired in early August 2010. Soon after he was hired on as a weekend and fill-in host on Newstalk 1010. His Sunday afternoon program was handed over to The National Post's Tasha Kheiriddin. Before being fired. He also co-hosted Friendly Fire with Ryan Doyle. He formerly co-hosted "The Night Side" with Barb DiGiulo weekdays 7-10pm on Newstalk 1010. It didn't take long to get fired after that.