Ben Mulroney announces CTV Your Morning departure to focus on producing

Ben Mulroney (seen here with CTV Your Morning co-host Anne-Marie Mediwake) has announced his departure from the show to focus on producing. (CTV)

CTV staple Ben Mulroney has announced his departure from Your Morning to focus on producing after 20 years with the network.

His last day on the national morning show will be this Friday, Oct. 1. Mulroney said he plans to focus on producing, developing scripted and unscripted projects, including possible collaborations with Bell Media.

“After 20 years, I have made the difficult decision to leave CTV and Your Morning to pursue a career as a producer, developing unique projects for both Canadian and global audiences,” Mulroney told viewers Wednesday morning. “I have had an incredible run at CTV, but it’s time to take the leap and fulfill what has been a life-long dream for me. I look forward to connecting with Canadians in this new way and for the opportunity to develop ideas with Bell Media in the future.”

Ben Mulroney

“Ben is regarded as one of Canada’s premier TV hosts, a broadcaster who helped to put Canada on the map in the world of entertainment news,” said Karine Moses, Senior Vice President, Content Development and News, Bell Media, in a release. “As Ben transitions from reporting on stories in front of the camera to telling stories from behind it, we look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with Ben again, and we wish him nothing but the best in his new venture.”

Mulroney has been with Your Morning since it premiered in 2016. He first joined CTV as an entertainment reporter for Canada AM in October 2001. He joined ETALK’s debut season as a co-host the following year, stepping away from the entertainment magazine in June 2020 saying he wanted to “create space” for new, diverse voices. Mulroney also hosted six seasons of Canadian Idol for the network, in addition to numerous red carpet events over the years.

The host told viewers that Friday’s show will be a “Ben-a-palooza.”

“I want it to be part Irish wake, part roast, part birthday party,” said Mulroney.

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