Global Toronto is set to debut new local morning program, Global News Morning Toronto, hosted by Antony Robart and Jennifer Valentyne next month.
Starting Monday, Mar. 4, Robart, most recently co-anchor of Global News at 11, and Valentyne, who has been co-hosting the morning show on Corus’ Q107 (CILQ-FM) Toronto for the past two years, will host Global News Morning Toronto from 6 to 9 a.m. ET.
The new show replaces the Toronto edition of The Morning Show. Global announced in January that it would be expanding the national version of The Morning Show, from 30 minutes to one hour, with the new, extended show also making its debut on all 15 affiliate stations in the Global network on Mar. 4 in the 9 a.m. (10 a.m. AT) time slot.
The national program will be co-hosted by Carolyn MacKenzie and Jeff McArthur, who have also helmed the Toronto edition since 2015.
Weather specialist Liem Vu and field reporter Marianne Dimain will continue to be featured on the local edition.
“It’s a great day for local news as we bring the Global News Morning brand to Toronto,” said Ward Smith, Vice-President News and Information, Eastern Canada, Corus Entertainment. “With a clear focus on the community – delivered by beloved, familiar faces in Jennifer and Antony – we believe the program will resonate with viewers.”
Valentyne has been working in Toronto TV and radio for more than 20 years, including a stint as a studio host with Citytv’s Breakfast Television and a turn as host of W Network’s The Bachelor/Bachelorette Canada After Show.
Robart is a veteran journalist, who has worked with the ABC News’ Washington Bureau, CBC News, and CNBC Europe. He’s been with Global Toronto since 2004 and previously hosted the local morning show from 2012-15.
Alongside the announcement of Global News Morning Toronto, Global Toronto has announced additional changes to its television news slate. Farah Nasser, co-anchor of Global News at 5:30 & 6, will additionally anchor Global News at Noon, while Crystal Goomansingh will take on sole anchor duties for Global News at 11.