Veteran broadcaster George Lagogianes, co-host of CP24 BREAKFAST, has announced his retirement.
Lagogianes, whose 36-year broadcast career has included stops at MuchMusic, Citytv, and CBC, will sign off from CP24 on Dec. 29.
“After almost 36 years and six networks – the last and best 15 here at CP24 – it’s time to drop the mic!,” said Lagogianes, in a Bell Media announcement. “I’ve been blessed to travel the world and spend time with thousands of brilliant and influential artists, leaders, icons, and just regular but equally remarkable people from all walks of life as a music, arts and news reporter, videographer, anchor and host on television. But the most rewarding and meaningful have been serving the CP24 audience. Informing and guiding our viewers through so many challenging events, especially the pandemic, was the singular honour of my professional life. I’ll miss the people in here and the public out there. But it’s time to hand in my playbook.”
Originally from Owen Sound, Lagogianes got his start in the business as a personal assistant with CTV Sports during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. He went on to co-host Electric Circus and report and VJ for MuchMusic, before joining Bravo where he anchored Bravo News and hosted series like Arts & Minds.
Lagogianes joined CityTV Toronto in 1996 as a camera operator and live-eye videographer. He went on to work briefly as a field producer and videographer with CBC before returning to Citytv as an anchor and entertainment reporter. He joined CP24 in 2007.
“George has been a trusted voice and familiar face for viewers in the GTHA throughout his incredible career,” said Ramneek Gill, General Manager, CP24 and CTV News Toronto. “His enthusiasm, interview style, and broad knowledge base not only make him a skilled broadcaster, but also a pleasure to watch. George will be greatly missed by our viewers and of course, his colleagues. I want to thank George for his dedication, professionalism, and commitment to serving our viewers. We are grateful for the wonderful years he has spent with CP24, and we wish him nothing but the best as he begins his retirement.”
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