The Morning Show (Canadian TV series)
|The Morning Show|
The opening of The Morning Show
|Created by||Global Toronto|
|Developed by||Shaw Media|
|Presented by||Liza Fromer
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|Location(s)||121 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario|
|Running time||3.5 hours (Toronto)
30 minutes (National)
|Picture format||480i SDTV
|Original release||October 11, 2011 – present|
The Morning Show is a Canadian breakfast television show airing on Global. The three-hour program was first shown only on Global Toronto, but was expanded by 30 minutes in early 2013. The expanded portion of The Morning Show is aired nationally on Global. The program is hosted by Liza Fromer, with Jeff McArthur as national news anchor and co-host, Carolyn Mackenzie as local news anchor, Liem Vu as weather presenter and news/social media reporter, and Kimberly Fowler as airborne traffic reporter. It debuted on October 11, 2011, from a ground level storefront studio at the Shaw Media Building on 121 Bloor Street East in Downtown Toronto. On May 19, 2015, Jeff McArthur joined the show as Liza Fromer's co-host, replacing Kris Reyes. On June 1, 2015 Carolyn Mackenzie became co-host replacing Antony Robart.
The show was launched on October 11, 2011 with Liza Fromer, who had been a co-host of Breakfast Television, and Dave Gerry as co-hosts. Kris Reyes from CityNews was hired as 'news anchor' reading the morning's news headlines and Daru Dhillon from CBC News as weather anchor. The show was called The Morning Show with Liza Fromer when it was launched, but the name was changed to The Morning Show.
Dave Gerry and Daru Dhillon departed the show in mid-2012, which led Kris Reyes to leave the position of newsreader for co-host alongside Liza Fromer. In the place of Gerry and Dhillon, former ABC News reporter Antony Robart joined the show as newsreader and former MSNBC weathercaster Rosey Edeh joined as weather anchor along with her current duties as news anchor at Global Toronto and reporter at ET Canada.
On June 5, 2013 Global Toronto's news anchor Leslie Roberts was announced as the co-host of the national edition of the show. Roberts resigned on January 15, 2015, following allegations of conflict of interest for allegedly promoting clients of his public relations firm on the air, including on The Morning Show.
In May 2015, Antony Robart departed from the show and was replaced by Carolyn Mackenzie.
The program includes news, weather and current events, with a four-way discussion among the hosts. Each day they bring guests on throughout the broadcast to be interviewed about their lives, expertise, shows or recordings that the guests may be promoting at the time.
On December 12, 2012, it was announced that The Morning Show would be expanded in early 2013 to include an additional half-hour that would be broadcast nationally.
In 2015, Global News changed the way it's news is produced. As a result, almost all of the national news coverage for Global's various Morning News programs east of Alberta is taken directly from The Morning Show and broadcast independently for each Morning News program.
Still at Global
- Kris Reyes, now anchor of Weekend Evening News
- Antony Robert, now anchor of News Hour Final
- Rosey Edeh, now anchor of Global News at Noon. Occasionally fills in on the show.
No longer at Global
- Dave Gerry, now reporter for CTV News at Six Vancouver
- Daru Dhillon
- Leslie Roberts, resigned from Global in January 2015 due to allegations of potential conflict of interest
- Global News
- Morning News (morning newscasts on Global stations in other regions)
- Canada AM
- CP24 Breakfast
- News Hour
- Rob Salem, "Salem: Canadian TV goes Global". Toronto Star, June 1, 2011.
- "Leslie Roberts quits Global TV after Star investigation". Toronto Star. January 15, 2015.
- Shum, David. "Global News to launch national version of The Morning Show". Global Toronto. Retrieved 13 December 2012.